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Eye Health for Seniors

Want to keep your freedom and maintain your lifestyle?

Whether you want to stay on the road, keep swimming, enjoy reading or sewing – or even just to have the confidence to remain independent – we can help.

Having the right pair of glasses has a huge impact on your quality of life. If you are a driver and want to keep your licence, you will need an eye test every year after you turn 75.

Finding the right optometrist is vital for maintaining your independence as long as you can.

We have decades of experience with age-related eye conditions

Some of the eye-health problems that you may encounter as you get older include:

• Presbyopia or age-related farsightedness, making it harder for you to focus on near objects
• Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which makes the centre of your vision blurry, and can cause partial blindness
• Cataracts blur your vision, so it feels like you are always looking through a cloudy window
• Diabetic retinopathy causes your vision to be blurred or distorted, and if untreated, can lead to blindness
• Dry eye makes your eyes red, inflamed, and uncomfortable
• Glaucoma is scary because it has no symptoms in the early stages, but, if left untreated, can lead to blindness
• Retinal detachment is a critical condition, and you will need fast medical treatment to save your sight
• Floaters make it seem as if you are looking at spots or specks

Your eyes change as you age. Even if you’ve never needed glasses previously, there’s a good chance you will need help with your vision now.

We have decades of experience with treating and preventing many age-related eye-health conditions – and we can help you too.

We take the time to find out exactly what your vision needs are

Our expert team at Ian Donald Optometrist takes the time to thoroughly assess your eyes and provide the very best outcome for your specific needs.

1. History and Symptoms

We find out why you’re having your eyes examined, whether it’s a routine check-up or if you have any specific concerns you’d like us to address.

We also need to know about your general health and any medications you are taking that might affect your eyesight.

2. Pre-Testing

This is where we use our state-of-the-art technology to ensure we pick up any potential problems with your eye health. The testing procedures are comfortable and pain-free, and our equipment can detect many problems for which you may not be experiencing any symptoms.

3. Diagnostic Testing

We carry out a series of tests, both with and without your glasses or contacts, to assess your vision at a variety of distances.

4. Diagnosis and Recommendations

Now that we have a full understanding of the health of your eyes, including any changes in your vision and any specific requirements you might have, we can recommend the best form of vision correction to suit both your eyes and your lifestyle.

5. Handover to Dispensers

If you need frames or lenses, our experienced dispensers will assist you to find the perfect pair to suit your lifestyle, your look, and your lens prescription.

6. The Perfect Fit

We’ll contact you as soon as your glasses are ready or your contacts are in store. Our expert dispensers will ensure your spectacles fit perfectly and are totally comfortable, or that you’re fully confident with inserting, removing and cleaning your contact lenses.

7. Follow-up

There’s no need to worry about remembering to get your eye health checked. We’ll send you a reminder before your next appointment’s due, however if you have any concerns or problems, just pop in or give us a call.

We’re not ‘on the clock’

We choose to thoroughly examine your eyes and we make use of every resource available to us.

We take the time to get to know you, and to provide a range of pre- and diagnostic testing before making our recommendations. This is what really sets us apart.

We can help you regain your independence

If your eyesight is holding you back from doing the things you love, come in and have a chat.

We provide life-changing vision through innovative technology, knowledge and expertise.

Our skilled team of optometrists and dispensers are here for all your vision needs, and are committed to providing you with patient-centred clinical excellence.

We have treated generations of families and look forward to treating yours.


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37 -39 The Corso
Manly 02 9977 6700 02 9977 3402