Healthy Aging and Your Eyes
Aging is inevitable but it doesn't have to be something to dread. People are living longer and enjoying better health than ever before. There are things that you can do to make sure that you enjoy healthy aging and that your eyes remain healthy as well. At University Eye Associates we take your eye health seriously. We are available at our two Charlotte locations and in Davidson as well. We offer routine eye care and also can check your eyes for the issues that can develop as you age.
Protecting Your Eyes
The sun can be very damaging to your eyes. When you are going to be outside it is important for eye health that you wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV (ultraviolet) rays and wear a hat that has a brim that is wide enough to offer additional protection.
Keeping your eyes healthy as you age is important. Part of routine health care is a yearly eye exam and when you are older than 60, getting a dilated eye exam is vital. If you visit the University Eye Associate, our eye care professionals will examine your eye and determine if any serious health conditions exist, and will diagnose any conditions we find.
Age-Related Eye Disease
Dry eye is a common condition as your eyes age. It can make your eyes burn, sting, and generally feel uncomfortable. This condition is especially common in women.
Cataracts are cloudy spots on the lens of your eyes. It is something that we will watch it as it progresses and discuss with you what steps to take going forward.
Glaucoma is increased pressure within the eye. It is a serious condition that can result in blindness if it goes undiagnosed and untreated. It has no symptoms so it requires an eye exam to be diagnosed.
At University We Have an Eye on Your Vision’s Future
When you stay healthy as you age, your eyes will benefit as well. At University Eye Associates we care about our patients and the health of their eyes. If you are in North Carolina, give us a call at (704) 547-1551 (University), (704) 896-9090 (Davidson), or (704) 536-6042 (Rocky River). We provide our clients with eye care excellence and we keep an eye on your vision’s future, so you can live free and happy!