While it is important for people of all ages to get regular eye and vision care, it’s especially important in the elderly for several reasons. First, there are common eye problems that occur much more frequently as we age, and secondly, the elderly are not always aware of their gradual loss of eyesight. For a general discussion on senior eye care read this article put out by London’s Centre for Eye Health. There are four major eye conditions to screen for in older years: cataracts, which are usually removed in a simple eye surgery, glaucoma, damage to the optic nerve, which can sneak up on those having it if they don’t have regular screenings. There is also macular degeneration, a condition which causes serious loss of vision and diabetic retinopathy which occurs in those with long-time diabetes. Book now to visit your eye care doctor, or eye care centre. Information is one of the best ways to become proactive in your own healthcare and to either prevent the problems or seek treatment for these conditions when they occur.
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