Adults who are 40 and over need to preserve their vision and guard against eye diseases as they age. At this age, you may begin to experience changes in your vision and need to wear prescription eyewear. If you already wear glasses or contacts, you may find that your prescription needs to be adjusted to ensure optimal vision and comfort.
Most importantly, as we mature, our eyes are susceptible to a number of age-related conditions that can severely impair or even destroy our sight.
Although you may experience no symptoms, the conditions that can begin to affect your eyes in mature adulthood include presbyopia, glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Some medications can also have a detrimental effect on your eye health. Your Optometrist knows how to identify the early onset of these problems, assess your ongoing risk factors and help you keep your eyes healthy and strong so that you can continue to get the most out of life at work and at play. As a mature adult, you can’t take chances with your eye health. Prevention starts with a visit to your trusted eye health professional.
The Ontario Ministry of Health covers one eye examination per year for Ontario residents over the age of 65 and for patients with certain medical conditions.