Cataracts along with wrinkles are very often an unfortunate side effect of us getting older. Cataract is the yellowing of the tiny lens in our eye. Everyone over the age of 60 years has some degree of yellowing but some people are more affected than others. There are some preventative measures, such as eating healthily, not smoking, protecting our eyes from harsh sunlight and even take supplements.
We can advise you on all that as well as help you with cataracts that have developed. Sometimes change in spectacle prescription will improve the eyesight but on those occasions where this is not enough, Simon works closely with ophthalmic surgeons and will refer you to their care if necessary.
Glaucoma is another ailment that plagues many of us as we get older. It is thought that over 1% of the population aged over 40 are affected by it and the risk is higher if there is a family history.
Unfortunately Glaucoma’s early stages are difficult to notice as there might not be any symptoms, therefore it is crucial to have regular checkups as there are various tests we perform to establish the health of your eyes. The good news is, should Glaucoma be diagnosed, there are now many modern treatments available to arrest or slow the progress and thus saving your eye sight.