Vision Over 60

Senior Eye Care Services from Our Optometrist in Culpeper & King George

Human eyes inevitably undergo a variety of changes over time. Some of the most difficult eye problems become more of a factor after the age of 60 -- but that doesn't mean you have to let time run out on your vision. Our optometrist in Culpeper & King George, Dr. Miles Press, can provide the extra care necessary for 60-year-old (and older) eyes.

Elderly couple enjoying their new glasses out doors.

Common Eye Problems from Age 60 Onward

While many eye diseases and disorders can strike any individual at any time of life, it's important to be aware of your elevated risk for specific eye conditions as you pass the age of 60. These eye problems include:

  • Cataracts - Cataracts may begin to form in middle age and progress very slowly, becoming a serious impediment after the age of 60. Clouded, opaque lenses can result in impaired color perception, low night vision, extreme light sensitivity and visual distortion.
  • Macular degeneration - Macular degeneration is most likely to appear after the age of 60. This disease involves irreversible damage to the part of the retina that receives central visual images, making it difficult to make out any objects you're trying to focus on.
  • Glaucoma - Everyone over the age of 60 faces an elevated risk of glaucoma. Glaucoma is usually related to high pressure inside the eye, which progressively destroys optic nerve fibers to cause permanent vision loss and potential blindness.
  • Dry eye - Age often causes the tear ducts to produce fewer tears, a change that can lead to the dry eye after age 60. Dry eye sufferers experience redness, itching or "foreign body" irritation in the eye and vision problems.
  • Diabetic retinopathy - Half of all diagnosed diabetics are aged 60 or older. These individuals are vulnerable to diabetic retinopathy, abnormal blood vessel formation and bleeding that can cause severe vision loss.
  • Eye function problems - Research shows that eye function issues such as amblyopia often get worse with age, with 27 percent of adults over 60 suffering from binocular vision problems.

Treatment of Age-Related Eye Conditions in King George & Culpeper

Trust Eye Care of Virginia to address eye-related eye conditions in King George & Culpeper. We highly recommend annual eye exams for everyone over 60 so we can check for age-related eye diseases and disorders. If we detect macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma, we can prescribe medications and other care to get them under control. Corrective lenses can compensate for mild cataract issues; if you require cataract removal surgery, we can provide pre-operative and post-operative care. Visual therapy can help you deal with functional problems that affect your eyesight.

Let Us Help You See Your 60s More Clearly Today!

From annual eye exams to visual therapy and other treatments, Eye Care of Virginia can help you retain optimal vision into your 60s and beyond. Contact either of our offices to schedule your 60-plus eye exam today!

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Culpeper Office

Monday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

10:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

King George Office

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

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Thursday:

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Friday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

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Sunday:

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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