As we grow older, complications with our vision become commonplace. Our St George UT optometrist and the rest of the staff at Eye Town are here to guide you through and provide treatment for any eye conditions that you experience as a result of the aging process. One of the most common eye conditions that begin around middle age is presbyopia. If you are noticing that you need to hold your newspaper at arm’s length in order to decipher the small print, you might have presbyopia. Presbyopia is a condition that involves a gradual loss of your eye’s ability to focus properly. If you are struggling to see as clearly as you used to, you should schedule an appointment with our St George UT optometrist. A simple eye exam at Eye Town can confirm if you in fact have presbyopia, and then from there we can offer you different treatment options. Presbyopia can easily be corrected using reading glasses, prescription contact lenses, or corrective eye surgeries.
Another eye condition that tends to occur later in life is macular degeneration. The name macular degeneration actually refers to not one but several related eye conditions, and it is usually age-related. There is no known direct cause of the different types of macular degeneration, but being over the age of 60 is the greatest risk factor for developing the condition. Most types of the illness develop gradually, and the symptoms include blurry vision, difficulty seeing colors, decreased night vision, and seeing straight lines as crooked or curved. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should visit our St George UT optometrist for an eye exam so we can confirm the diagnosis and begin treatment if necessary. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle by exercising regularly, eating well, and avoiding smoking and alcohol can decrease your risk of developing this illness as you grow older.
To learn more about the eye conditions treated by our St George UT optometrist at Eye Town, we invite you to browse through our website and to reach out to us if you have any specific questions or concerns. If you are due for an eye exam or need to see our doctor for any other reason, please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment either by calling our office or requesting your desired appointment time online.