Seeing Clearly for a Lifetime
Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on October 10, 2011
Many of us are like a fine wine; as we age we only get better. Aging today has many benefits such as wisdom and knowledge of life experiences. However, the downside to aging is that the old machinery may not work as well as it once did. Our eyesight, without a doubt, gets negatively affected as we age. Perfect 20/20 vision frequently becomes blurred and all is not as crisp and clear as it once was.
On the flip side, there are a multitude of opportunities to correct your vision.
Refractive Lens Surgery
For those who have cataracts and would like to reduce their dependency on glasses for distance, astigmatism, reading or even all of these, multifocal implants can reduce the need for glasses. There are many options for premium implants which can be discussed with our doctors.
LASIK eye surgery has always been a popular procedure among adults who wish to ditch their corrective lenses and have clearer vision. Many seniors do not realize that LASIK is also a great way to treat aging vision problems such as myopia and astigmatism.
In fact, a new study reported in the Journal of Ophthalmology stated that the safety and efficacy of LASIK procedures in patients over 70-years-old has greatly increased in recent years, and has continually improved to the point that it has less than 1% of problems occurring from complications.
While vision problems are a naturally occurring side-effect of the aging process for many people, that doesn’t mean that they have to be a lifelong problem for seniors. There are several treatment options available to correct significant vision problems that affect people over the age of 60, such as the ones mentioned above. If you have any questions about LASIK eye surgery or refractive eye surgery for seniors, be sure to contact our office to discuss your options with our doctors. In addition you can submit any questions you may have on our contact page of our website, https://www.cvi2020.com/contact-us/.