As we age, our eyes change and present new challenges. Routine vision testing can help detect common eye problems while they are still treatable to help avoid permanent loss of vision. Disturbances of vision should be brought to the attention of an eye doctor quickly to avoid more severe and perhaps permanent problems. Powers Eye Center provides comprehensive eye examinations for seniors, as well as eye disease detection and management services.
Common diseases of the eye that become more prevalent as we age include, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal disease secondary to diabetes, high blood pressure, retinal detachments and other problems. Almost all conditions of the eye are treatable. Early detection and management of eye problems is critical to a lifetime of good vision. Powers Eye Center provides testing, detection, diagnosis and management of these problems.
Common Eye & Vision Problems Among Adults Over 50
Common age-related vision problems you see (e.g., difficult seeing, diabetic eye, cataracts, etc.) Include a description on each eye disease/condition.
Often poor vision is due to simple needed changes in an eye glass or contact lens prescription. In these cases, an updated prescription of glasses or contacts is all that is needed after eliminating other possible causes . If poor vision turns out to be a symptom of something more serious, then proper diagnosis and treatment can be started.
Dry eyes are a common problem at our altitude and climate. Many effect treatments are available including drops, medicines, eye lid treatments, changes in diet, and punctal plugs.
There are many effective prescription treatments for eye allergies. These treatments are helpful in addition to other sinus treatments a patient may be using.
At this time in history, if a person lives long enough, cataracts will eventually be a problem. This is a condition for which modern medicine can provide amazing help. A cataract occurs as the lens inside the eye becomes less clear. The clouded lens is removed and replaced with a plastic implant lens. Because a lens is removed and a new one placed inside the eye, this is an opportunity to build a new prescription into the eye. Many people find they do not need distance glasses after cataract surgery. Or if they do need glasses, their prescription is far lower than before.
Often referred to as the silent thief of sight, glaucoma is a condition that causes progressive loss of the nerve fibers that transmit visual images to the brain. Because glaucoma is usually a slow progressive process, it can be difficult to diagnose. At Powers Eye Center, our routine retinal imaging and visual field testing provides a history of retinal change that greatly enhances diagnosis and management. In addition we have very advanced technology to measure changes to retinal layers most effected by glaucoma. This benchmarking of intra retinal structures can be used to guide treatment decisions and measure on going changes.
This condition can be devastating to a patients vision. Fortunately, treatments are available for most situations. Early detection and management are key to preserving vision. At Powers Eye Center, our intra retinal imaging systems allow advanced detection. Treatment is managed in conjunction with retinal sub specialized ophthalmologists.
Powers Eye Center can help keep you and your eyes healthy. Schedule your annual eye exam in Colorado Springs now.