If you are 40 or over – this is for you! You may have noticed that your vision is changing. Perhaps you need extra lighting to see a menu at a restaurant or need to hold your book farther away to see the type.
Whatever the case, these changes can be normal signs of aging. But the older you get, the greater the risk of developing age-related eye diseases and conditions.
Healthy Aging Month is an Ideal Time for a Baseline Eye Disease Screening
The American Academy of Ophthalmology now recommends that even adults with no signs or risk factors for eye disease get a baseline eye disease screening at age 40— the time when early signs of disease and changes in vision may start to occur. According to AAO, a thorough ophthalmologic evaluation can uncover common abnormalities of the visual system and related structures, as well as less common but extremely serious ones, such as ocular tumors.
Since many eye diseases have no early warning signs or symptoms, a dilated exam can help detect diseases before vision loss occurs. Like many age-related diseases, early detection and treatment can help. With the right diagnosis and intervention, diseases like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataract may be treated effectively.
If you are age 40 or older and have not yet had an eye disease screening, schedule one today. It is an essential step toward preserving your vision and keeping your eyes healthy!
Contact ZiekerEye today to Request an appointment for an eye exam!