Senior Eye Care

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 film in a camera. Unlike a camera, however, detail 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. Dr. Teles has over 30 years experience with senior eye care. Contact Looking Glass Optical for a free initial low vision consultation.

What Common Eye Problems Do You Experience?

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.

Cataracts - senior eye care

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.

If you have questions about the above eye diseases or anything else, contact us today. Our staff is happy to help and schedule you a comprehensive eye exam. Also, check out our blog for more answers to commonly asked questions. Looking Glass Opticaisre conveniently located at the Horizon Complex on Ritchie Highway.