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The Importance of Regular Eye Exams for Adults and Seniors

As we get older, our bodies change, but hopefully, we age gracefully. Our hair turns grey, our muscles may weaken, we develop laugh lines, and yes, our eyesight changes, as well. This is why taking active measures early on is so vital.

A comprehensive eye health examination is the key to managing and maintaining your vision and quickly bringing attention to any health problems. The optometrist at Style Optique will address and help you manage any vision-related and ocular health issues you may have.

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When Should I Have an Eye Exam?

You should have a thorough eye exam at least once a year, or more frequently, if recommended by your optometrist. Through regular eye exams, we can diagnose issues early, even those that may have no symptoms, and protect your sight.

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What to Expect in Your 40s

In your 40s, you may begin to notice that you’re having more trouble reading the fine print in a book or the text on your smartphone. You may also have difficulty reading in low light. This is called presbyopia. It’s a natural effect of aging in which your ability to focus on close objects decreases over time. A pair of reading glasses can easily help resolve the issue, but a trip to the optometrist is a must to determine the proper eyeglass or contact lens prescription.

After age 60, you are at a higher risk for common eye conditions and diseases that can threaten your sight such as cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.

If there is a history of any of these issues in your family, the risks increase. It’s extremely important to tell your optometrist if you are aware of a family history of any of these conditions so that they can pay even closer attention to the signs during your visits.

What to Bring to Your Next Optometrist Appointment

Make sure you’re well prepared for your next visit to your optometrist. It’s important to bring:

  • Your current glasses, sunglasses, and/or contact lenses so your optometrist can ensure you’re using the correct prescription in all of your eyewear.
  • A list of your current medications, supplements, and any eye drops you use. Some medications have side effects that can affect your eyes.
  • A written family history of eye conditions. This will help your optometrist diagnose and monitor any eye conditions that may be hereditary.
  • Appropriate health care cards or insurance information. You may receive some eye care and/or eyewear coverage, depending on your health care plan.
  • The name of your primary care physician. Your optometrist may want to communicate with your family doctor to coordinate your eye care.
  • Your calendar. This will make it easier for you to schedule your next exam.

Caring for the Seniors in Your Life

Look out for aging family members. Older people, particularly those with poor vision, tend to have more falls, more clinical depression, more social isolation, experience less independence and privacy, and as a result, may experience a decreased quality of life. A simple eye exam could determine if they have poor vision or another condition, and what measures can be taken to improve their lifestyle.

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Style Optique is located in the fashion district at the Arboretum of South Barrington.

Optique Hours

  • Monday9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • SundayClosed

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