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Aging Eyes – Baton Rouge Services for Your Vision

Age can change everything, even your vision and eyesight. Retina & Vitreous of Louisiana, Baton Rouge’s board-certified ophthalmologists, Dr. John Couvillion and Dr. Barbara Noguchi, are here to help you manage the changes in your vision that come with additional years. With aging eyes services in Baton Rouge, they help you preserve your sight, mobility, and functionality, as well as your peace of mind.

Everybody’s Eyes Change – Keep Your Aging Eyes Healthy

Your vision may not change like your spouse’s or your sisters’. Presbyopia is a condition that affects most adults in their 40s, and you or someone you know may experience it. Presbyopia refers to the diminished ability to see close objects, as well as print clearly. People who have this condition end up needing reading glasses. However, many people won’t need them for years.

Other age-related problems that affect vision may also be nuisances. These include:

Blepharitis is an infection of the oil glands in the eyelids (they can become plugged up in the elderly)
Benign floaters – tiny black specks that move across your field of vision and usually resolve themselves over time
Dry eyes
Excessive tears

Severe Vision Problems that Come with Aging Eyes

a man with aging eyes trying to read a paper

Many vision problems are caused by diabetes or hypertension, which can worsen when we age. The following eye conditions and diseases are serious:


Glaucoma – According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, glaucoma is the most common cause of blindness in America. Glaucoma can be managed if it is detected early and treated by your eye doctor.

Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration – refers to the slow deterioration of the yellow macula in the middle of the retina. The macula, responsible for clear, sharp vision in the middle part of the field, is extremely sensitive to light. The American Macular Degeneration Foundation warns that ability to see clearly can decrease after reaching 60 years of age.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy – is caused by high blood sugars that adversely affect the blood vessels behind the eyes. If left untreated, retinopathy can cause blurry vision, eye discomfort, and even blindness.

Your Aging Eyes & Treatments in Baton Rouge

Although good vision does not diminish with age, it is likely you’ll see less clearly as you did in your youth. Your ophthalmologist will conduct an eye exam every year to detect any changes in your aging eyes, from the most minor to the most severe. Your eye doctor is an expert in the most recent treatments, medications, and surgeries. Your eye doctor can also help with low-vision aids such as glasses, cataracts, and even lenses.

Get Preventive Care for Your Aging Eyes in Baton Rouge

Retina & Vitreous Louisiana in Baton Rouge can help you see clearly and function well. For an appointment in Baton Rouge regarding aging eyes, call 225-768-8833. We have eight satellite offices as well as three board-certified ophthalmologists.

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