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Senior Eye Exams with our Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach Optometrists

Elderly woman getting an eye exam

If you’re in search of an optometrist in Manhattan Beach or Redondo Beach areas who has experience serving seniors, you have come to the right place. Advanced Eyecare Center is known for the care and attention we provide while conducting senior eye exams. The environment we’ve designed will put you at ease as we explain the reasons for the tests we carry out.

How Your Vision Changes With Age

During the aging process, you can expect a range of common changes to occur with your vision.

For example, seniors typically require more light than when they were younger to read and do close-up tasks. Changes in the eye's lens tend to scatter light, resulting in more glare. As you grow older, your lenses can discolor, which in turn makes it more difficult to tell the difference between color shades.

Why it's Crucial That You See an Eye Doctor Annually

Our optometrist can catch signs of disease that older people are prone to contracting, and sometimes will see problems during a routine eye exam before they are noticed by the patient’s primary care provider.

Ocular hypertension is one example, where pressure exceeding the normal range in the eyes can lead to the patient developing glaucoma. Approximately 10% of individuals aged 40 and older will have ocular hypertension, and 10% of those patients will end up with a case of glaucoma. Without medical intervention, glaucoma can lead to blindness in seniors.

Eye Diseases and Vision Problems Commonly Screened for That Affect Seniors

The aging process includes potential vision problems and eye diseases that seniors need to be aware of and that can be detected during ordinary screening at the optometrist. At Advanced Eyecare Center, we routinely screen for problems including:

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Cataracts: more than 50% of Americans aged 65 and up have cataracts
  • Glaucoma: this ailment can result in blindness if not caught and treated in time
  • Ocular hypertension: pressure that is higher than normal can lead to glaucoma

Benefits of Managing Common Senior Eye Diseases With an Optometrist

If tests reveal that you have eye disease, it’s best to partner with an optometrist that has plenty of experience diagnosing and treating ocular ailments older patients. Benefits of relying on our team for eyecare services include:

  • State-of-the-art ophthalmic equipment to aid in discovering signs of eye disease
  • Staff can provide assistance in selecting your new eyewear
  • We follow optometry industry best practices in a laid-back setting designed to make you feel comfortable and at ease
  • Two facilities for your convenience, in Manhattan Beach and El Segundo

Make an Appointment at Advanced Eyecare Center of Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach

It’s clear that seniors need to arrange ongoing checkups at the optometrist to screen for signs of eye disease. If you have questions about what’s covered during a senior eye exam or if you’re ready to make an appointment, please contact Advanced Eyecare Center of Manhattan Beach and El Segundo today.