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Healthy Aging and Your Eyes

Staying healthy as you age includes monitoring and maintaining your eye health with annual eye exams. At Shippee Family Eye Care, P.C., we provide quality eye care in Lancaster, St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, and Littleton. Let our team help ensure that you have proper vision at any age.

The Benefits of Regular Eye Exams

As your eyes age, some conditions are more likely to appear. Some of them have no symptoms in the early stages. By getting frequent comprehensive eye exams you can get an early diagnosis and treatment can begin. People who are 60 years or older should have a dilated eye exam yearly.

Age-related Diseases and Disorders

Dry eye is quite common in people as they age, especially women. Your eyes can sting or burn when the tear ducts aren't working correctly.

Cataracts are cloudy spots on the lens of the eye. They start small but can grow and greatly affect your vision. Surgery can replace the damaged lens and restore your vision.

Glaucoma is caused by pressure in the eye. Eye drops can help keep the pressure under control in some types of glaucoma.

Protecting Your Aging Eyes

Protecting your eyes from damage by UV rays is very important when you are outdoors. Wear sunglasses and a wide brim hat even if it isn’t summer. If you are a smoker, you should stop. Keep your weight at a healthy level. Making healthy food choices is good at any age. If you have any health conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes it is vital to keep them under control.

Get Quality Eye Care at Shippee Family Eye Care, P.C.

Your eye health changes as you age. Our team at Shippee Family Eye Care, P.C. is here to help you every step of the way. Contact one of our four offices in Lancaster, St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, or Littleton for an appointment.

Office Hours

Lancaster | 150 Main St Lancaster, NH 03584

Monday - Thursday:

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

St. Johnsbury | 468 Hospital Dr. St. Johnsbury, VT

Monday - Friday:

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

Montpelier | 114 Main St Montpelier, VT 05602

Monday - Friday:

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

Littleton | 580 St Johnsbury Road, Littleton NH

Monday - Friday:

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

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