Eyes age.  Changes can be “normal,” such as cataract clouding of the lens and dry eyes.

Eye changes can involve diseases, including:

  • diabetes
  • hypertension
  • hyperthyroidism
  • autoimmune disease

The risk factors add up.

General health, systemic disease, and medicines will be reviewed to complete your picture. Family history will also be explored when a patient begins to notice changes to their vision, whether these changes affect vision up close or at distances, or they lead to night blindness or a new distortion in their field of vision.

Age is important. If symptoms of vision change come in your 40s or 50s, more frequent evaluations will be done in an effort to halt the progression or vision loss.  Even slow progression of retinopathy and macular degeneration is a problem when patients are younger.

Your race, ethnicity, and family history will also be factored in.

Let us help protect your precious gift of sight! Whether you’re in Colorado Springs or in any one of the neighboring communities, including Monument, Gleneagle, or Flying Horse, CO, feel free to schedule your appointment with our optometrist today.