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5 Age-Related Eye Conditions to Look Out For

5 Age-Related Eye Conditions to Look Out For

Getting older brings a lot of changes, and your eyes are no exception. The American Optometric Association recommends that people over 60 watch for specific changes to their vision. Knowing what to look for ensures that you get prompt, proper treatment, which can help with everything from driving safely to protecting your vision throughout your lifetime.

Here at our Benjamin Optical offices throughout New York City, our team specializes in diagnosing and treating age-related eye conditions. Whether you’re dealing with trouble seeing or increased eye discomfort, we’re here to deliver the care you need.

To help you understand when it’s time to visit one of our offices for age-related eye care, here are five of the most common conditions that crop up through the years. 

Cataracts

As they get older, millions of Americans struggle with blurring vision as the lenses on the surface of their eyes get cloudy. Fortunately, this condition, called cataracts, is extremely treatable. 

If you’ve noticed blurry vision, increased light sensitivity, or duller colors, it could be cataracts. Talk to our team so we can apply the right treatment for you. 

Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in America, but catching and treating it early can protect your ability to see through your lifetime. Like cataracts, macular degeneration can cause blurred vision and decreased color saturation. 

Dry eyes

Your eyes might stop producing the lubrication they need as you get older. If you’ve noticed that your eyes feel drier, like they’re burning, or like you’ve got something in them, we can help. With treatment options from artificial tears to plugs that keep more of your natural tears in your eye, relief awaits. 

Glaucoma

Another leading cause of blindness, glaucoma usually presents as tunnel vision early on. It’s caused by increasing pressure in your eye. To avoid total blindness, it’s important that you get care to alleviate your in-eye pressure.

Farsightedness

At some point in their lives, most people lose their ability to see close-up without the assistance of glasses. As you develop farsightedness, we offer a range of designer frames to help you see clearly — and look great while doing it.  

Clearly, a lot of different issues can affect your eyes over time. The best way to protect your vision is to regularly have your eyes examined by an optical professional. Our Benjamin Optical team can provide comfortable, convenient check-ups to catch any issues early and protect your vision through the years. Call any of our offices or book the earliest available appointment online to get started.

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