Many people don’t realise how untreated, age-related eye changes can harm vision and eventually their entire quality of life. The importance of annual eye exams goes well beyond making sure your vision isn’t blurry. Here are 3 reasons why eye exams for seniors are important:
1. Eye diseases – Causes of visual impairment in Australia are age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Together with uncorrected refractive error (incorrect prescription), they contribute to over 90% of visual impairments among older Australians.
2. Vision problems – As we age, our risk for a variety of eye problems increases. Routine screenings can help detect a small problem before it becomes a big one.
3. Health concerns – In addition to looking for eye diseases, an Optometrist may detect early signs of other medical problems that require attention such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
At Healthcare 2 You, we offer comprehensive on-site eye examinations with the objective of maximising vision as well as the detection and management of ocular health. Our team makes convenient on-site visits, meaning elderly patients do not have to travel to their Optometrist. In-house optometry checks are conducted in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Feel free to contact us to find out more.