A person’s vision is one of their most relied upon senses. Unfortunately, there are many eye conditions that can affect vision. In addition, the aging process can lead to a gradual loss of vision. Because of the increased risk of eye conditions that compromise the health and function of the eyes as patients age, senior patients should attend routine eye exams. The eye doctors at Broberg Eye Care offer a comprehensive range of eye care services for seniors at our Austin, TX practice. We provide comprehensive eye exams, diagnostic testing, and treatment for some of the most common eye conditions that effect seniors.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Eye exams are an important cornerstone of eye health. In the simplest of terms, a comprehensive eye exam is like a physical for the eyes. These exams allow our doctors to measure eye visual errors, evaluate eye functions, and get an overview of a patient’s eye health. While any person can benefit from regular eye exams, they are particularly beneficial to senior patients. Because senior patients are at an increased risk for a number of eye conditions and eye diseases, we advise that they schedule routine eye exams at least once a year. These eye exams are the most effective indicator of potential eye problems. Should any concerns be found during a routine eye exam, our doctors will recommend appropriate follow-up care, which is likely to include diagnostic testing and treatment.
If an eye exam gives our doctors reason to suspect that the patient is suffering from an infection or other eye condition, further diagnostic testing may be scheduled. During a diagnostic test, our doctors will look more closely at the eyes and all of their components. There are a variety of tests that may be performed depending on the suspected conditions. These tests may involve the use of special cameras, topography, or ultrasound to get a more detailed picture of the eyes.
Treatment for Eye Conditions
Once an eye condition has been diagnosed, we can discuss treatment options with our patients. We offer treatments for some of the most common eye conditions that affect seniors, including:
- Macular degeneration
- Macular holes
- Corneal disease
Each treatment is tailored to address the specific needs of the patient. Some conditions can be effectively treated with medication, others will require prescriptive eye care, and still others may require intensive treatment, or even surgery. We will thoroughly discuss all of a patient’s treatment options with them so that they have a clear understanding of how we can best address any problems and restore the health and function of the eyes.
Schedule an Appointment
There are many conditions that can threaten the health and function of a patients’ eyes as they age. Fortunately, there are also many eye care services that can address these issues so that patients can continue to enjoy healthy eyes and clear eyesight. To learn more about the comprehensive range of eye care services offered at Broberg Eye Care, schedule an appointment with one of our experienced doctors at your earliest convenience.