Seeing Clearly in Your Golden Years: Eye Care for Seniors

by: Advanced Laser | May 24, 2016

iStock_000023460227_LargeAt Advanced Laser & Cataract Center Oklahoma, we offer a comprehensive range of vision care services, including eye care for seniors. At our Oklahoma City, OK eye clinic, we treat our senior patients with the courtesy, respect, and gentle touch they deserve, while providing them with vision care treatments of the highest quality. We understand the special needs of our senior patients, and our highly trained staff is able to serve those needs by focusing on their comfort, safety, and overall satisfaction above all else.

If you are a senior patient searching for quality eye care, or if you have a senior loved one in need of vision care treatments, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Advanced Laser & Cataract Center Oklahoma today. We would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate why we are the vision care center of choice for seniors in the Oklahoma City region.

Common Eye Care Services for Senior Patients

Advanced Laser & Cataract Center Oklahoma uses the most advanced technologies and techniques to perform vision care procedures for senior patients, including:

CATARACT SURGERY

By the age of 75, about half of all Americans either have cataracts or have undergone cataract surgery. Cataracts occur when proteins clump together on the natural lenses of the eyes. Over time, this causes vision to become clouded. If left untreated, cataracts will eventually result in blindness. While there is no cure for cataracts, the natural lenses can be surgically removed and replaced by artificial intraocular lenses (IOLs). Cataract surgery is one of the safest, most predictable surgeries in all of medicine, and thanks to premium IOL technology, many patients emerge from surgery with the best vision they’ve had in years if not decades.

INTRAOCULAR LENSES (IOLS)

As stated above, intraocular lenses (IOLs) are used to replace the natural lenses of the eyes during cataract surgery. While conventional cataract surgery uses monofocal IOLs – IOLs that correct vision at a single distance, either near or far – to replace the natural lenses, premium cataract surgery uses state-of-the-art multifocal IOLs. These lenses have the potential to restore clear, crisp vision at all distances, possibly without the need for glasses or contact lenses. In this sense, cataracts end up being a blessing in disguise for many of our senior patients.

GLAUCOMA

While patients of all ages are at risk for glaucoma, people over the age of 60 are at particularly high risk. Glaucoma is an incurable eye disease that involves the buildup of fluid pressure in the eye, which in turn causes irreversible damage to the optic nerve and eventual loss of vision. While there is no cure for glaucoma, early detection of the disease can lead to effective treatment and long-term preservation of vision. Because glaucoma does not usually produce clear symptoms in its earliest stages, it is important for those at heightened risk – including seniors – to undergo routine glaucoma screenings.

Learn More about Eye Care for Seniors

To learn more about the eye care services we offer to seniors, please contact Advanced Laser & Cataract Center Oklahoma today.