Ageing Eyes

Free Eye Tests for Over 60's

Aging eyes require regular eye examinations to pick up any problems and help you to maintain your vision.  Aging eyes and failing vision are linked to falls, so as you get older you are more likely to fall.

It is normal for our eyes to change as a product of ageing.  Normal changes include losing the ability to focus on things that are close-up (presbyopia), finding that it takes longer to adapt to changing lighting conditions and finding that we need more light to see things.  Everyone over the age of 60 is entitled to a free NHS sight test.  Just call in or phone to make an appointment.

We may sometimes need to use dilating drops to make the pupils larger so can can get an even better view of the back of the eye. This is the best way to find some common eye diseases that have no early signs or symptoms. If you already wear glasses we can check them to see if they are still the optimal prescription for your eyes.  Some eyes change rapidly and others slowly - we’re all different.

Aging Eye Issues

Give us a call right away if you:

  • Suddenly cannot see or everything looks blurry
  • Sudden floaters (spots in your vision)
  • See flashes of light
  • Have eye pain
  • Experience double vision
  • Have redness or swelling of your eye or eyelid

Protect your eyes from too much sunlight by wearing sunglasses that block ultraviolet (UV) radiation and a hat with a wide brim when you are outside. Healthy habits, like not smoking, making smart food choices, and maintaining a healthy weight can also help protect your vision.