Vision Over 40: Optical Care for Adults
360 Eyecare – Metro is privileged to provide services for all of the optical needs of Torontonians over 40. Aging brings with it many joys, and we want to ensure you experience them all with your best possible vision Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, and Glaucoma all need to be identified and addressed as soon as possible to protect your vision. Our optometrists offer the full cycle of eye care: From writing prescriptions to helping you find new glasses, we provide exceptional service for sophisticated individuals who understand the significance of obtaining the highest degree of visual clarity.
We run a family-friendly office with pediatric specialists. However, we also understand that our more seasoned clients require unique treatments and care. Technology intensifies the demands that we place upon our vision. Our patients in downtown Toronto understand this more than most, so they seek eye care options that keep them active and flourishing for longer. 360 Eyecare – Metro delivers this proactive care and so much more, offering expertise, convenience and brand name eyewear collections for satisfied, healthy patients.
Protecting Your Vision
As you age, protecting your vision should be your topmost priority. The quality of your vision is dependent upon you maintaining a proactive optical care regime. This is largely due to the fact that when a disease or disorder compromises your vision, oftentimes the damage is irremediable. Therefore, the sooner that you identify and treat your disorder, the greater the likelihood that your vision will remain uncompromised.
Aging can affect your vision in a number of ways: Overtime your prescription may change, your lifestyle may put various demands on your vision, or you may develop eye disorders that need to be addressed. Presbyopia is a common effect of aging that results in an increasing inability to focus on close objects. This inability to focus may result in headaches, blurred vision, and general discomfort. Glaucoma connotes a group of ocular disorders with many causes. Glaucoma is typically associated with increasing pressure and resultant damage on the optic nerve. If the condition is left untreated, this swelling may lead to permanent vision damage or blindness.
Other optometric issues that increase in frequency with age include cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Cataracts cloud your vision as the lens inside of the eye loses its transparency. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss and it has a significant affect on an adult’s eyesight. The degeneration begins in the macula, which is the centre of the visual field. Therefore, adults may notice that they are unable to read or to recognize faces and other minute details. Diabetic Retinopathy is the weakening or swelling of blood vessels in the retina. This ailment may also result in blindness.
Luckily, regular eye exams will prevent vision damage or loss. The sooner that our optometrists are able to identify an eye disorder, the sooner they can begin to treat your symptoms and prevent visual degeneration. If you require treatment, our optometrists are specially trained to deliver at-home vision therapy. They can write prescriptions to ease your discomfort and leverage innovative care techniques to protect your sight.
Age brings with it many wonderful things such as wisdom, memories, and experience. However, it makes sense that the more you use your eyes, the more support they will require to optimally function. At 360 Eyecare – Metro, we understand the importance of seeing your children and your grandchildren. We know that you want to play golf, go sight seeing, and enjoy your vacations. Life is beautiful and our optometrists are committed to ensuring that you can capture every single moment with absolute clarity. If you are seeking experienced optometrists who can deliver excellent care, contact 360 Eyecare – Metro in downtown Toronto today.