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3 Essentials for Managing Aging Vision In Nipomo

Getting older doesn’t need to mean changing the way you do the things you love.

At Nipomo Optometry, our mission is to provide the best in personalized eye care at every stage of life, especially as age-related risks become involved. Here are 3 important ways to manage aging vision:

Know The Risks

Approximately 10 percent of people age 40 and over are living with a significant age-related eye condition. Early detection is crucial to managing diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Take these essential steps to stay ahead of dangers to your vision:

  • Have an annual dilated eye exam.
  • Research your family medical history—many vision diseases are hereditary.
  • Don’t ignore warning signs like blurred vision, eye pain, vision loss, or acute sensitivity to light.

Know What Tools Can Help

Along with medication and surgery, there are handheld magnifiers, specialized eyewear, and text-to-speech programs, just to name a few. We can help you find tools and techniques that you probably never thought of.

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Know Your Community Resources

Don’t overlook all the great ways the Nipomo community provides for our seniors. For those living with eye conditions, these resources can be keys to increased independence and quality of life.

We Offer The Most Comprehensive Eye Health Exam Around

Our office offers the most comprehensive eye health examination around, and we are proud of it! We offer high quality lens technologies to fit all of our patient needs and lifestyles, whether you’re an outdoor sports type, on the computer frequently, do a lot of golfing, fishing, cycling, reading, or any other activity you may have, we have the lens for you. We also offer a wide variety of frames and sunglasses to choose from.

Dr. Palmer uses iWellness which is a thorough retinal evaluation to get a whole picture of the eye and not just the surface. Sight threatening diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and others often have no outward signs or symptoms. We value your precious gift of sight and will keep you looking stylish while keeping your eyes healthy. We also offer a variety of vitamins to help maintain the overall health of your eyes as well.

Living Fully with Aging Vision

With proactive care and disease management, low vision doesn’t have to limit your life! We pride ourselves on being a lifelong vision health partner for people in Nipomo. Talk to us about building a personalized vision care plan. We’ll be there every step of the way.

Thank you for choosing us as your lifelong vision health partners!

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