Posts Tagged ‘presbyopia’


Aging Eye: Eye Care Over 40

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 
   

If you are over 40 years of age, you’ve probably noticed changes in your vision. Difficulty seeing clearly for reading and close work are among the most common problems adults develop between ages 41 to 60. However, this is also the time when other changes in your eyes can start to affect your work and enjoyment of life.  Keep reading, and if you are experiencing any of these issues, call South Georgia/ North Florida Eye today for an appointment.  We can help your eyes age gracefully.

Beginning in the early to mid-forties, most adults may start to experience problems with their ability to see clearly at close distances, especially for reading and computer tasks. This normal aging change in the eye’s focusing ability, called presbyopia, will continue to progress over time.

Many people in middle age begin to experience difficulty with their vision.

Initially, you may find you need to hold reading materials farther away to see them clearly. Print in the newspaper or on a restaurant menu may appear blurred, especially under dim lighting. If you already wear prescription glasses or contact lenses to see clearly in the distance, the near vision changes caused by presbyopia can bring about the need to use bifocal or multifocal lenses. If you are nearsighted, you may have discovered that you now need to remove your glasses to see better up close. Fortunately, people with presbyopia now have many options to improve their ability to see well.

Along with the onset of presbyopia, an increase in the incidence of eye health problems occurs during these years. Whether or not there is a need for eyeglasses, adults should be examined for signs of developing eye and vision problems. A comprehensive eye examination is recommended at least every two years. Don’t rely on an insufficient substitute like the limited driver’s license vision test or other vision screenings to determine if you have an eye or vision problem.

Adults over 40 may be particularly at risk for the development of eye and vision problems if any of the following exist:

  • Chronic, systemic conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
  • A family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration.
  • A highly visually demanding job or work in an eye-hazardous occupation.
  • Health conditions like high cholesterol, thyroid conditions, anxiety or depression, and arthritis for which you take medications. Many medications, even antihistamines, have ocular side-effects.

Call us today you are just beginning to experience some of these problems or even if you’ve been struggling with them for awhile.  Eye Partners’ board certified ophthalmologists and optometrists are here to help.


Insurance

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 
   

Vision insurance vs. medical insurance.  Many people may not realize that when they come to an eye doctor their visit may or may not be considered routine.  With that being said, if it is routine with a diagnosis of myopia, presbyopia, etc., it is considered routine. If it is conjunctivitis, diabetes, macular degeneration, cataracts, etc., it is considered medical and may be filed medically and not routine.  Some medical plans include vision coverage and others have separate vision plans.  Either way, it is always a great idea to have information for both when making an appointment even if you are having a Lasik Consult.

Cheri


Get Framed!

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 
   

What an exciting place to shop with all the new lines of designer frames that South Georgia Eye Partners now carries! We have expanded our frame lines to include Costa Del Mar, Oakley, Wiley X, Smith Optics, Calvin Klein, Vera Bradley, Vera Wang, Cazal, Caviar, Nautica, Silhouette and more! The staff and Heavy Metal Cocaine Dipstrip Drug Urine Test – I recommend using a combination of Milk Thistle, Turmeric, Chlorella, and Cilantro to detox these harmful metals from your cells and organs. doctors are very friendly and very knowledgeable. We are located right across from the Smokin Pig and behind Cass Burch.  Keep up the good work Dr. Petermann, Dr. Peaslee, Dr. Kolisz, Dr. Brewer and all the great people that offer the best eye care and friendly service at South Georgia Eye Partners!


Short Arm Syndrome!

Thursday, November 4th, 2010 
   

Sooner or later, everyone will probably experience trouble reading.  Most people will begin to notice some blurring of smaller print between the ages of 40 to 50.  This condition is called presbyopia and is related to aging.  As we all grow older, the lenses in our eyes become less flexible and lose the ability to accomodate reading of smaller print.  Thus we  have to hold things farther out to see them clearly.  Most people will be able to use over the counter reading glasses but need to see their eye doctor first to be sure that is the problem.  Their doctor can tell them what strength is needed .  If the wrong strength is used,  the wearer can end up with eye strain and headaches.   So before you head to the store for some “cheaters”, please schedule an appointment with us to make sure your eyes are healthy! 

Lynn Peavy, Ophthalmic Technician