Eye exams are an important way to maintain ocular health and protect vision from common problems like cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
As people age, they become more at risk of developing ocular health issues that can impact their ability to see clearly. Dr. Walter Choate offers senior eye exams to patients in Nashville, TN, and the surrounding Goodlettsville and Hendersonville areas to help detect ocular health issues and provide treatments to keep vision at its best.
Eye exams are important at every age, but especially for seniors, who are more at risk for eye health problems, such as:
Even seniors with good vision need to schedule regular eye exams. Regular eye exams can help detect ocular health problems as early as possible, often before they begin to interfere with vision. Early detection is key to treating issues before they cause permanent damage.
Everyone should have regular eye exams, but seniors should have them more frequently. The exact number of eye exams a year depends on each patient's health and eye care needs.
Seniors without any eye health issues may be fine having an eye exam once every two years. Those with health concerns that can affect vision, like diabetes, or ocular health problems should go more frequently.
During a senior eye exam, vision and overall ocular health will be assessed through a variety of tests. Some common tests to expect during a senior eye exam include:
Whether you've noticed issues with your vision or feel your eyes are in good health, it's important to undergo regular eye exams to keep your vision at its best. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Choate, please call (615) 851-7575 at your earliest convenience.