The MSP allocates funds for annual eye exams for senior citizens 65 years of age or older.
We’ve all heard their names before: Glaucoma, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, and other eye conditions that seem to grow in frequency.
Vision problems often show up without presenting many symptoms. In these cases, early detection and prevention are key in effectively diagnosing and treating the illness.
While AMD has no cure, it can be treated and its progression slowed. Of course, this is contingent on early detection.
With the early detection of AMD, you can enjoy many more years of comfortable driving, reading, and visual acuity.
As we age it is more important than ever to stay on top of our eye health. Annual eye exams are a great way to ensure that you always have a clear perspective on the condition of your eyes.
Did you know that almost 75% of vision loss can be effectively avoided assuming detection and treatment? Regular eye exams are instrumental in catching developing eye diseases (which are often asymptomatic).
The exam itself may be shorter or longer (depending on questions, test results, etc.), but generally 60 minutes is a safe estimate.
Some of our patients have expressed anxiety or fear of an upcoming exam. We understand that nervousness, especially if you are already cognisant of some symptoms that you may be experiencing. After all, nobody likes receiving bad news.
The good news is that most types of vision loss can be prevented or treated, meaning that there’s a strong possibility that we can set you on a path to safe and effective treatment of your vision impairment.
We want to help, but we have to understand what’s happening first. An eye exam is an important step on the path to excellent eye health. We look forward to seeing you soon!