Over 40


After 40 years of daily use, it’s no surprise your eyes need a tune-up. Over 40 Eye Care can tremendously help with your aging eye concerns.

If you identify with one or more of the items below, it may be time to see an optical provider. Call today to schedule a “Celebrate 40+” eye exam with one of our board-certified optometrists and learn more about your eye care options.

I’ve never had an eye exam or it’s been more than two years since my last eye exam. 

Aging changes in various parts of the eye can cause a number of noticeable differences in how well you see. Whether or not there is a need for eyeglasses, adults over 40 should be examined for signs of developing eye and vision problems at least every two years. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye disease is key to preserving good vision throughout life.

 

I wear “cheater” readers that I picked up from my local drugstore.

If “cheater” readers just aren’t cutting it, you may want to consider getting a pair of prescription  eyeglasses. Glasses that you buy at the local drugstore generally have the same prescription for each eye/lens; therefore, they are less accurate and can cause eyestrain. To get the best vision results, see an eye doctor for an eyeglasses or contacts prescription that is customized to each individual eye.

I have eyeglasses or contacts for distance vision, but I have to remove them to see objects up close. I have never worn eyeglasses orcontacts and find myself holding reading materials farther away in order to see them clearly.

This change in your eye’s focusing ability is called presbyopia. The lens inside the eye becomes less flexible which makes it harder to switch focus from objects that are far away to objects that are close. Whether you currently have eyeglasses or contacts for distance vision or have never worn corrective eyewear, there’s a solution to help you regain clearer near vision.

I’ve noticed reduced tear production.

With age, the tear glands in your eyes will produce fewer tears. This is particularly true for women after menopause. As a result, your eyes may feel dry and irritated. Ask us about solutions to this common problem.

I have diabetes, high blood pressure or other health conditions like high cholesterol, thyroid conditions, anxiety, depression, or arthritis.

Different medical conditions can affect your vision. Let your primary care doctor know of any changes and make an appointment with your eye care doctor.  Eye exams and special diagnostic tools like Optomap can help diagnose eye problems associated with aging eyes. 

I have a family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration.

A warning sign of glaucoma is loss of side vision. If you are seeing distorted images, you may want to get checked for macular degeneration.

 

*Source: American Optometric Association