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Vision Over 40

Senior Woman Smiling Glasses 1280x853Aging affects your vision in a number of ways: Visual tasks change, prescriptions change, and aging changes.

Presbyopia is an effect of aging that results in an increasing inability to focus on close objects, which usually becomes noticeable around the age of 40. This inability to focus may result in headaches, blurry vision for reading, and general discomfort. Glaucoma is a group of ocular disorders with many causes. Glaucoma usually has increasing pressure & resultants in damage on the optic nerve. If the condition is left untreated, this may lead to permanent vision damage including blindness.

1st Street & Village Eye Centres are privileged to provide services for all of the optical needs of Edmonton & Sherwood Park residents over 40. Our optometrists offer the fullscope of optometric care: From eye exams to writing prescription as well as helping you find new glasses, we provide exceptional service for individuals who understand the significance of obtaining the highest degree of visual clarity.

Technology increases the demands that we place upon our vision. As you age, protecting your vision should be your topmost priority. The quality of your vision is dependent upon you maintaining a proactive optical care regime. This is largely due to the fact that when a disease or disorder compromises your vision, often times the damage is permanent. The sooner that you identify and treat your concern, the greater likelihood that your vision will remain excellent.

A few other optometric conditions that having increasing incidents with age include cataracts, macular degeneration & diabetic retinopathy. Cataracts blur your vision as the lens inside of the eye becomes milky and loses transparency. Macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss and it has a significant affect on an adult’s eyesight. The degeneration begins in the macula, which is the centre of focussed vision. Therefore, adults may notice that they are unable to read or to recognize faces and other minute details while peripheral vision remains intact. Diabetic Retinopathy is the weakening or swelling of blood vessels in the retina. This ailment may also result in blindness usually from blood vessel leakage.

Luckily, regular eye exams will prevent vision damage or loss. The sooner that our optometrists can identify & diagnose an eye disorder, the sooner they can begin to treat your symptoms and prevent visual degeneration. If you require treatment, our optometrists are specially trained to deliver at-home vision therapy. They can write prescriptions to ease your discomfort and leverage innovative care techniques to protect your sight.

Age brings with it many wonderful things such as memories, wisedom & experience. It makes good sense that the more you use your eyes, the more support they will require to meet your ongoing needs. At 1st Street & Village Eye Centres, we understand the importance of seeing your grandchildren & other loved ones. We know that you want to play golf, go sightseeing & enjoy all the sights of your vacations. Our optometrists are committed to ensuring that you can capture every single life moment with absolute clarity. If you are looking for experienced optometrists near you, select our Optometric center nearest you.