As you age, your eyes age along with you. Age-related eye diseases can lead to vision impairment and even blindness if left untreated. The doctors at Visionary Eye Centre are dedicated to keeping your eyes in their best possible health. Early detection of these diseases gives us a chance to prevent further damage and to slow the progression. All it takes is an annual exam. Book yours today!
Glaucoma symptoms have no pain, are extremely gradual, and begin by affecting your peripheral vision. This is an incredibly difficult area of vision for you to register any changes without visual field testing, especially when they develop so slowly. The disease is caused by a buildup of pressure within your eye that damages the optic nerve, causing irreparable vision loss. If can affect one or both eyes at the same time or at different rates.
Cataracts are the clouding of the natural lens inside your eye. Symptoms include blurry or dim vision and light sensitivity or glare. The changes in vision due to cataracts are incredibly slow. You may not notice a difference in your vision until you struggle to see. At first, cataracts may be handled by increasing font sizes, turning on brighter lights, or with prescription glasses. Over time, cataract surgery may be necessary. This outpatient surgery has a 95% success rate and restores your vision.
This disease is the leading cause of blindness in seniors. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is characterized by central vision loss. This may appear as distortion or blank spots, making it difficult or impossible to do detail-oriented work such as reading, crafts, or cooking. Over time, this disease takes away your ability to drive, see faces, and perform everyday tasks.
Come visit our beautiful optometry clinic located in the heart of Sherwood Park, just east of Edmonton. We are easily accessible off of Bethel Drive, north of Baseline Road.
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Alberta Health Care covers eye exams for children 18 and under and seniors 65 and over for a basic eye exam. Adults between the ages of 19 and 64 are covered for medically necessary visits by Alberta Health Care.