It’s an irrefutable fact that our eyes degenerate with time. From small problems like increased refractive errors to serious conditions like cataracts or age-related macular degeneration, we all experience some difficulty with our vision. At Woodstock Optical, the practicing independent Doctor of Optometry, Dr. Kassam, is dedicated to helping you stall, adapt to or avoid these problems entirely.
Did you know that many grievous eye diseases develop without any noticeable symptoms? By the time your vision is actively affected, the condition may already be quite advanced. The great news is that with an annual eye exam you’ll have specialist, independent optometrists using cutting-edge technology to identify any such illnesses in their infancy.
Conditions like age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma tend to target those who are over 50 or 60 years of age, and any vision lost due to these diseases cannot be restored. Senior citizens are also quite likely to experience low vision, as compared to younger generations. This is where you have a vision impairment which cannot be rectified by lenses, medications or refractive surgery.
As we age, our bodies begin to work less efficiently than in our youth. We aren’t designed to last forever, which is why we all experience increasing problems with our senses over time. Things become quieter and harder to see. Book an exam today and let’s find out what’s going on behind those wise eyes!