Eye Exams For Seniors
By approximately age 60 there is an increased risk of developing cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and other eye diseases. This is particularly true in those with family histories, certain nationalities/ethnic groups, and certain lifestyles/habits. Many eye diseases have no symptoms in their early stages and if detected early, intervention will help reduce the risk of permanent vision loss. OHIP covers the basic components of a comprehensive eye exam annually for Ontarians aged 65 and older. Our doctors recommend additional retinal assessments annually for all patients, especially those over the age of 60. This allows for earlier detection of retinal disease in this higher risk group.