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Age-related Eye Conditions

By visiting our experienced team of eye care professionals at the office of Optical Outlets, you are taking an essential step towards maintaining the health of your eyes and optimal vision as you age. Once you’ve reached the age of 40, it’s a good idea to get a baseline exam to check for signs of age-related eye conditions such as presbyopia, macular degeneration, cataracts or glaucoma. With early detection and management of these conditions, you can protect and preserve your vision.

With age comes many new and rewarding experiences as well as possible physical changes and conditions that require attention and care. Our goal as your eye care provider is to make sure you can enjoy everything that’s to come with clear and healthy vision. As part of a comprehensive eye exam, we perform a visual acuity test, which allows us to determine how well you can see at varying distances. We also evaluate how well your eyes track objects and work together, as well as check your depth perception. We’ll review any symptoms you’re experiencing, and go over your medical history. Our offices uses the most advanced diagnostic tools, such as highly specialized microscopes to comfortably and clearly view the anatomical structures of your eyes.

People over the age of 40 often begin to develop presbyopia, which makes it difficult to view objects close to the eyes. For this condition, we can provide corrective lenses in the form of a prescription for reading eyeglasses, bi or multifocal eyeglasses, as well as specialized contact lens prescriptions. All of these approaches will help you see better when doing other close-up work. While presbyopia is part and parcel of the aging process, there are other more harmful conditions that can lead to significant vision loss. Cataracts are also common with age, and will become progressively worse if left untreated. As skilled providers of care, we can diagnose cataracts early in their development and help to manage the effects and make referrals for surgical intervention at an appropriate time. We’re also on the lookout for other conditions that commonly affect aging populations, such as Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration, both of which are leading causes of blindness among people over the age of 40. And, while there is currently no cure for these conditions, early diagnosis is essential for optimal outcomes of care.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Protection Against Vision Loss

Conditions affecting your overall bodily health and wellbeing can also take a toll on your eye health and vision. Diabetes is a serious disease that can damage multiple organ systems, including your eyes. When not properly controlled, diabetes increases your risk for developing harmful eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. At the office of Optical Outlets we provide comprehensive care to help people living with diabetes prevent these problems and protect against vision loss. We focus on early detection, and providing the appropriate guidance as well as care to help safeguard your eyesight.

Diabetes occurs when the body fails to produce enough insulin or becomes resistant to insulin, which causes blood sugar levels to become elevated. Regulating insulin levels is of the utmost importance for managing diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disorder acquired at birth, or Type 2 diabetes, which develops later in life, managing your blood sugar levels through diet, exercise and taking insulin is key. Chronically high blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels in the eye over time, causing diabetic retinopathy. The retina is the part of the eye that transmits visual information to the brain, and when it becomes damaged, you may experience dark spots floating in your field of vision, blurred vision and eye pain. Generally the onset of symptoms does not occur until the disease has progressed. People who have diabetes are also a greater risk for developing cataracts and glaucoma. Fortunately, with regularly scheduled eye examinations, we can detect these conditions early in their onset and provide ongoing care to help protect your vision and monitor the health of your eyes.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

2391 South Highway 27
Clermont, Florida 34711
(352) 988-2459