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Vision Care for Adults Over 60 in Leawood

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The aging process impacts your eyes and your eye health. When you reach 60 years old, it is time to start taking measures to reduce the potential risks to your eyes. At the Vision Professionals of Leawood, we help you maintain the health of your eyes by providing appropriate screenings and treatments.

Common Changes to Vision from Aging

Natural aging will change your vision and eye health. You may notice that your distance vision seems blurry or maybe you struggle to focus on a book while reading. Eye strain may increase when you do not wear the appropriate prescription for your eyes. Aging also increases the risk of certain eye conditions and diseases, so you want to discuss the changes to your vision with our optometrists.

Risks to Your Eyes as You Age

A key concern as you reach 60 years old and older is the potential to develop age-related eye conditions. The risk of eye conditions increases as you age, so you want to seek treatment regularly to maintain your eyes.

Common risks to your eyes include:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic retinopathy or other forms of retinopathy
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Dry eyes
  • Retinal detachment
  • Vision loss

Do not assume that blurring vision or changes to your vision are always minor inconveniences. The risk of eye conditions will increase as you age, particularly if you have medical conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure. 

Visiting Our Clinic

When you want to limit the risk of problems with your vision, we offer the care and screenings you need for your eyes. As a general rule, we recommend that you visit our clinic every year for an eye exam. You also want to visit our clinic if any changes to your health develop, since certain medical conditions may impact your vision.

Get In Touch With Our Local Optometrist for An Eye Exam Today

Treating your eyes as you get older starts with proper screening and evaluations. Expect a few changes to your vision and visit our clinic regularly to catch potential problems early. To learn more about our treatments or for an appointment, call 913-239-9446 today.