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Seniors Over Age 60 Should Have Annual Eye Exams

The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that seniors over the age of 60 receive annual eye exams. Our eyes change continuously throughout our lives, with these changes accelerating past age 60.

Vision changes are inevitable, but they don’t need to force us to make significant lifestyle changes. Investing in the appropriate care will ensure that you enjoy many more years of great eyesight.

At Eye Consultants of Colorado, we always try to emphasize the importance of preventative eye care. This is best accomplished by having annual eye exams performed.

By staying on top of your eyes, we can detect developing eye diseases or changes to your vision before they become life changing. Many eye diseases, including glaucoma, can be managed if detected and treated early. This is particularly important as it is extremely rare that vision loss can be reversed- it can only be preserved.

The risk of developing eye diseases increases as we age
33% of seniors over 65 experience vision impairment

In many cases, eye diseases develop without displaying obvious initial symptoms. As a result of this, many people fail to have their eyes examined until a noticeable (and generally irreversible) change in their vision has taken place.

Nearly 60% of Americans require some form of vision correction

As you can imagine, this statistic in weighted towards senior citizens. In most cases, we can correct your vision using eyeglasses, contact lenses, or laser refractive surgery.

Non-invasive, pain-free eye exams

Our eye exams are comprehensive and completely non-invasive. We will explain each test we are about to perform and what to expect. In most cases, the exam is completed within 30 minutes.

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What to Expect During Your Eye Exam

During your eye exam we will spend a few moments going over your ocular history. If you have had an exam with us before, we will review previous retinal images and other notes prior to beginning.

An optometric assistant will perform a few tests using specialized equipment. Please follow their instructions as they walk you through the tests (which include a visual field test, retinal examination, and an autorefractor).

After the initial diagnostic tests, you will meet with one of our doctors who will then complete the remaining tests. They will also verify your corrective lens prescription.

Do You Have Questions or Concerns About Your Vision?
We encourage you to let us know if you have questions or visual concerns. We can help you better handle driving, seeing at night, or introduce you to ways to help compensate for changes to your vision.

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