As we get older, our eyes age as well. Low vision is a major issue with age. Low vision is partial vision loss due to one or more eye diseases. Macular degeneration, Glaucoma, and Diabetes are among the most common diseases that cause loss of ability to see detail, especially when it comes to senior eye care.

The retina in the back of the eye is like the film in a camera. Unlike a camera, however, detailed vision in the eye is picked up only in a small center spot of the retina called the macula. It is this small spot that is affected.

Fortunately, there are hundreds of devices ranging from special magnifying eyeglasses to new compact closed-circuit television systems. These devices can help greatly in restoring independence in one’s daily routine with driving, reading, and social interaction. There is even special bioptic low vision driving glasses available.

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What Common Eye Problems Do You Experience?

When it comes to a certain age, even your eyes feel their age. That is why it’s important to get frequent eye exams to prevent common eye problems such as these.

Glaucoma - senior eye care

Glaucoma detection is one of the most important reasons why eye examinations should be performed. If this goes undetected can cause total blindness.

Macular Degeneration - senior eye care

Macular Degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans over the age of 60. With early detection, it is medically manageable.

Eyeball Cataracts

Just behind the iris, the colored part of the eye is a lens. It’s called the crystalline lens because it is so clear. A cataract is a loss of the clearness of that lens.


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If you have questions about the above eye diseases or anything else, contact us today. Our staff is happy to help and schedule you for a comprehensive eye exam. Looking Glass Optical is conveniently located at the Horizon Complex on Ritchie Highway.