Eye Care

Affected by many common conditions -- and by aging itself -- good eyesight often requires professional help.

Eye care is one of the most important and multifaceted areas of senior health. Learn about the services and treatments available in your area, from free eye exams to glaucoma prevention and management.

Here's how three types of eye care professionals differ:

  • Optometrists diagnose and treat common eye conditions
  • Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialize in eye care
  • Opticians fill prescriptions for glasses and contacts   


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When traveling, bring an extra pair of eyeglasses in case the other is damaged or lost.