As we age, watching for symptoms of age-related vision loss becomes increasingly essential. At Dittman Eyecare, we’ve put together some tips on how to keep your eyes healthy as you age.
For most people, activities such as reading can become more difficult as we age, requiring glasses. Even if you’ve had perfect vision throughout your life, as we age, many people experience presbyopia, which is nearsightedness that is caused by the loss of flexibility in the lenses of the eyes. Difficulty reading small print or having to hold your book farther away from your face to read it are signs that you may need reading glasses.
Other more severe eye conditions that can develop as we age include:
The best way to help prevent age-related vision loss is to have your eyes examined regularly. Healthy adults should have a comprehensive eye examination every one to two years. Many eye diseases will develop asymptomatically. This means you may have an eye disease for weeks or months before you notice a change in your vision. This can result in vision loss before you even notice a difference.
Thank you for being a valued patient at Dittman Eyecare. Unfortunately, as you most likely already know the governor of PA, Tom Wolf mandated all non-life sustaining businesses close their doors immediately. As eye care providers that means we are allowed to only to take care of ocular emergencies.
As of now here are our plans:
At Dittman Eyecare we want you to know that we thank you for trusting us with your eye care needs. We also wish everyone stays healthy and keeps a positive mindset in these trying days, and we look forward to when we can open our doors and go back to business as usual!
Please reach out to us if any questions.