Senior Eye Exam

Senior Eye Care from Our King George & Culpeper Optometrist

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Senior eyes need senior eye care, especially since they face a higher risk for certain sight-robbing diseases. That's why our King George & Culpeper optometrist Dr. Press at Eye Care of Virginia offers senior eye exams. These exams test for:

  • Dry Eye Syndrome - Dry eyes are common in older people, not only due to changes in hormonal balance but also because many medications can affect tear production. Our Culpeper eye doctor can examine your eyes and your tear film consistency to determine whether you need eye drops or other treatment.

  • Cataracts - Cataracts can progress quite slowly, beginning by age 50 and developing into a noticeable problem in your senior years. This thickening of lens proteins can cause blurry vision, strange visual artifacts, and impaired night or color vision. A combination of visual acuity testing and slit lamp testing enables us to diagnose cataracts and monitor their growth until it makes sense to recommend surgical removal.

  • Glaucoma - Glaucoma is a condition in which elevated pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure) damages the delicate blood vessels that feed the optic nerve. This condition can cause progressive loss of peripheral vision and eventual blindness if undetected. Glaucoma risk rises from middle age onward, making tests such as tonometry (which measures the intraocular pressure) an essential part of your Culpeper senior eye exam.

  • Ocular Hypertension - Ocular hypertension is not glaucoma; it is the state of excessive intraocular pressure that can easily lead to glaucoma. Normal intraocular pressure tends to hover under 21 mm Hg, with slight variances among different populations. Ocular hypertension becomes more common after the age of 40. If we detect this condition, our Culpeper eye doctor will examine your ocular drainage system, prescribe medications as needed and schedule regular follow-up screenings.

  • Age-related Macular Degeneration - AMD is a major cause of vision loss in people over the age of 65, which is why our Culpeper eye doctor includes testing for it in a senior eye care exam. We examine the retina to look for abnormalities in the macula, the area of the retina responsible for central vision. We will also have you look at a pattern called an Amsler grid to see whether AMD is affecting your vision.

  • Diabetic Retinopathy - Type 2 diabetes can strike at any age, but it's most likely to appear after the age of 40. Diabetes can damage the small blood vessels of the retina, causing blurred vision, intrusive "floaters" and other vision problems. Our Culpeper optometrist will dilate your pupils and perform a detailed inspection of your retinas to look for signs of diabetic retinopathy -- which could actually serve as your first warning that you have diabetes at all.

Schedule Your Senior Eye Exam at Eye Care of Virginia Today!

Contact Eye Care of Virginia today by calling 540-822-0113 to learn more about our Culpeper senior eye exam. We also have another location in King George and can be reached at (540) 663-3937. Maybe it's time you took this simple extra precaution for ensuring healthy eyes in your golden years!

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Culpeper Office

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10:00 am-6:00 pm

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10:00 am-6:00 pm

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10:00 am-6:00 pm

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10:00 am-3:00 pm

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10:00 am-6:00 pm

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10:00 am-6:00 pm

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Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Press CARES about his patients, insurance or not AND he is the most thorough eye doctor I have ever been to. The prescription he gave me, made me see correctly, once again, I am so thankful. Dr Press and his staff are great!"
    Katrin H
  • "I'm so glad I changed eye doctors. I had been going to Dr. H by the hospital for a long time and he had given me a prescription for contacts that I tried and tried to wear with no success. Dr. Press gave the right "size" contacts and was able to walk out wearing the contacts with no problem! He has great manners and even took my blood pressure! Glad to have finally found a knowledgeable Optometrist I can SEE in a regular basis."
    Ines P
  • "I recently needed to change my vision prescription and was finally in need of bifocals. I went to see Dr. Miles Press for both convenience (local eye doctor) and because he accepted my insurance. I needed to have vision in my right eye adjusted several times, and several right lenses replaced. Dr.Miles Press worked tirelessly to make sure my vision was correct and I was never charged for each subsequent visit or lens replacement. I've never had an eye doctor like that before, that really cares and is fast and on the ball with knowledge to get you the correct prescription. He also cared that I went with Progressive lenses over bifocals because they provide three fields of view and eliminate the annoying line. To sum it up, an eye doctor that treats you like he would his own family is a rare experience. I will continue to go to Dr. Miles Press as long as he is in business and accepts my insurance. No question."
    Thomas C
  • "I didn't know my vision could change, and I also didn't know that I could see the world more clearly than how I was already seeing it! Dr. Press was professional and very helpful and educating! Highly recommend!"
    Karla N
  • "Dr. Miles Press was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. He explained a lot about my eye care that no Dr. has ever taken the time to do."
    Wendy S