At FYidoctors we offer a complete range of eye care for seniors, including:
- Eye exams
- Cataract testing and treatment
- Testing for diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma
- Personalized correction of vision for a range of activities and distances
Over 65? You have a much higher risk of developing eye conditions that can affect everyday activities such as reading, watching TV and driving. Health Canada recommends that you get a complete eye exam at least once a year or as soon as a change in your vision is noticed.
Eye Problems in Seniors
As we age, our eyes naturally begin to strain and deteriorate. Canadians over 65 are more likely to contract serious vision problems, including:
- Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
- Diabetic retinopathy
Many of these conditions have no symptoms until treatment is no longer an option, which is why getting an eye exam is so important, particularly if you notice any changes in your vision.
Eyecare Coverage for Seniors
In most cases, eye exams for seniors in Canada are fully or partially covered by the provincial government once every 1-2 years. Your FYidoctors optometrist can help you determine if your eye exam is covered.