According to recently released data, two in five people over the age of 65 experience symptoms such as photophobia (condition in which bright lights hurt the eyes) and black spots but do not receive an eye exam to identify the problem. We believe that senior citizens and the elderly of our population are ignoring important signs of ocular problems and symptoms simply because of their age. Let’s explore the facts and the solutions to protecting the eyesight of all senior citizens.
Senior Citizens and Vision Care
Here at the Eye Doc of Boca, we urge everyone over 65 to visit an optometrist. Our founder, Dr. Barry A. Ginsberg, O.D., encourages all seniors in Palm Beach County, Florida to visit our office for a comprehensive eye check-up. Often times, senior citizens believe that their eyewear or contact lenses are appropriate, yet they may not be as eyesight deteriorates faster with age. Another reason why the elderly may be reluctant to seek out help from an optometrist is because of worries about the cost of eyewear and wait times at the office. Rest assured that at the Eye Doc of Boca, each experience is personalized with minimal wait times and we accept insurance vision coverage.
For seniors over 65, we have noticed that many patients require a change in eyewear prescription strength after visiting our optometry office. Our conclusion is that all too often people think of deteriorating vision as an inevitable sign of aging and don’t reach out for professional help from an optometrist. If your vision is not what it used to be, it may be time for an eye exam. Do not be ashamed or worried that your eyesight requires care by an optometrist, it is absolutely normal. Our friendly vision specialists in Boca Raton, Florida are waiting for your phone call!
From cutting-edge technology to a large high-end collection of eyewear, Eye Doc of Boca is our beautiful boutique store and an all-in-one solution for your vision and optometry needs. We are proudly serving the residents of Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach and all of the surrounding areas. Please call contact us if you have any questions for our board-certified optometrists, licensed opticians, and vision specialists or visit our boutique eyewear store.