Aging eyes require special care to detect and manage the progress of common eye disease and ensure you can continue to enjoy the activities you love. Your optometrist in Scottsdale can help to manage these problems, which can impact your ability to see. At Riviera Opticare in Mesa and Scottsdale, AZ, we offer eye disease treatment to protect your vision as the years pass.
Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of the eyes that often occurs with aging. Individuals may experience blurring or dim vision, "haloes" around lights, poor color perception and sensitivity to light. Cataracts gradually become worse over time, and your optometrist in Mesa can monitor the progress of the disease to help you determine when surgery to correct the problem is warranted.
Glaucoma is another eye disease that generally occurs in individuals over 60. The problem results from increased pressure within the eye, which is not related to general blood pressure. Your eye doctor in Scottsdale can provide testing of the pressure in your eyes to determine if you are at risk for this disease. In the early stages, there may be no symptoms, so regular visits to your eye doctor are important for detection and treatment of the problem.
Age-related macular degeneration is a disease of the “macula” located on the retina of the eyes. It generally occurs in older individuals. Two forms of the disease are found, the "dry” form and the "wet” form. The disease is progressive and can cause loss of vision. Your optometrist uses special equipment that allows viewing of the interior of the eye, to find small changes in the structures that indicate the start of the disease. A variety of treatments are available, depending on the type of AMD.
Individuals with both type-1 and type diabetes are at risk for vision problems from diabetic retinopathy. High blood sugar levels can cause damage to the delicate blood vessels in the eyes, and your optometrist can offer careful monitoring of these structures to help you prevent vision emergencies.
Make Riviera Opticare Your Eye Doctor in Mesa and Scottsdale
The optometrists and staff at Riviera Opticare use their extensive training to help their patients in Mesa, AZ, Scottsdale and surrounding communities enjoy clearer vision and better eye health. We offer many services, including vision exams, designer frames, contact lens fitting, computer vision care and management of eye diseases. Call Riviera Opticare today at 480-827-9184 in Mesa or 480-991-6432 in Scottsdale for an appointment to have your eyes checked and to learn more about protecting your vision from eye disease as you age.