Ages 45-55 in Nashville, TN
As you enter adulthood, your lifestyle will change, and you need ophthalmology services that are specific for patients ages 45 to 55. Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, of Vision for Life offers ophthalmology services and vision solutions by age to maximize the treatment outcomes for the residents of Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood and the surrounding communities of Tennessee.
What Vision Changes Happen from Ages 45-55?
The most change in the eyes between 45 and 55 years old is the ability to read objects in your close distance, such as newspapers, cell phone screens, computers, menus, and books. This condition is known as “presbyopia,” or loss of close-up vision, and it is very common. Presbyopia happens when the lens of your eye changes as part of the natural aging process. Protein builds up on the outer surface, and the lens becomes less flexible. Some of the early signs of presbyopia are needing more light to read and holding objects further away.
What are Vision Solutions for Ages 45-55?
Patients who are normally near-sighted may need bifocals between ages 45 to 55. The lens of the glasses is designed to provide two levels of correction: one for close-up reading when looking down, and one for distance when looking straight through the eyeglass lens. Bifocals are not a comfortable option for everyone, though, so Dr. Horn offers other ways for patients ages 45 to 55 to manage the changes in their vision.
Surgical and lens transplant technologies have changed over the years, and these techniques now offer options for patients ages 45 to 55 who have presbyopia. With the treatments, you can significantly reduce or possibly eliminate your reliance on bifocals, reading glasses and progressive lenses.
What Types of Vision Solutions are Common for People Ages 45-55?
LASIK and lens replacement may be recommended for patients between the ages of 45 to 55.
- Distance-correcting LASIK corrects both eyes to optimize distance vision as well as to help with night vision, depth perception, and binocular vision.
- Monovision LASIK corrects the close-up vision of one eye in patients who are experiencing the effects of presbyopia. When you use your eyes together, you only notice that you can see at a distance and up close.
- Clear Lens Replacement is similar to cataract surgery. The natural lens of your eye is replaced with a Lifestyle Lens to improve your vision without glasses. Replacing the lens addresses the reasons why you experience problems with up-close vision as you get older.
How Much Do Vision Solutions for Ages 45-55 Cost in Nashville?
The cost of your vision solutions for ages 45-55 may be covered by your vision and medical insurance. We accept cash, check and major credit cards, including Visa®, MasterCard®, and American Express®, for your out-of-pocket costs, such as a co-payment, deductible and co-insurance, and any other remaining balance. Financing is available through Alphaeon™ Credit and CareCredit®.
Patients ages 45-55 achieve the best possible results at Vision for Life. Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, offers vision solutions by age to enhance outcomes for the residents of Nashville, Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet and the surrounding communities of Tennessee. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!