Comprehensive Eye CareAs you grow older, your body changes. Your eyes change along with the rest of you.

Some people believe that growing older means losing their sight. They don't get medical care for eye problems because they think nothing can be done. This is not true.

Many eye diseases and disorders are more common as we age. But advances in ophthalmology allow most people to maintain good vision as they grow older. Many eye problems can be prevented or corrected if detected in their early stages.

Regular medical eye examinations by an ophthalmologist are the best way to detect eye conditions early, while they can be treated. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (MD) with special training and skill to diagnose, to treat the entire eye, as well as perform eye surgery. An optometrist (OD) also has special training and skill to diagnose and treat the entire eye.

The following eye problems are common among older people: