In general, as our bodies age, we face greater health problems. This definitely holds true in regards to the health of our eyes. Older individuals face a greater risk of developing conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. In order to stay ahead of these problems before they take a significant toll on the quality of your life, you need to have your eyes regularly examined by a trained and skilled optic professional. At Brahm & Powell Opticians, our Franconia eye doctor will take a close look at your eyes to make sure these conditions get diagnosed and treated early.
Glaucoma, a general phrase for a variety of conditions, results in optic nerve damage. Often, this is caused by high pressure inside the eyes. Although many individuals do not notice the gradual loss of vision caused by glaucoma, as the condition worsens, it can lead to blindness. Although anybody can be affected by glaucoma, the older you get, the more likely you are to develop it. The same can be said for macular degeneration, another condition which robs patients of their sight. The age-related versions of this condition come in two forms, the more aggressive “wet” age-related macular degeneration, and the less dangerous “dry” age-related macular degeneration. While one has a more rapid effect than the other on the loss of sight, both need to be treated, and the best way to prevent them from doing major damage is to catch them early. Cataracts, a clouding of the lens of the eye, are also more likely to affect older patients. All of these conditions and more can be managed, but they are treated most effectively when a doctor has the opportunity to examine a patient’s eyes and catch them early. At Brahm & Powell Opticians, your eyes will be in the care of a Franconia eye doctor who knows the importance of diagnosing these conditions before they have a significant effect on a patient’s life.
Getting the right care for your eyes is always important, but even more so as you age. As we get older, we need to take even more steps to preserve our health. When it comes to the health of your eyes, that means finding a Franconia eye doctor with experience, as well as a passion for patient care. At Brahm & Powell, that is exactly what you will get.