Adult & Senior Eye Exams in Plainville

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High-Quality Care for Adults

Higgins Brothers Vision Care has your eye care needs taken care of. Your eyes may be small, but they are a big deal to us. After all, they allow you to take in our beautiful world, see the people you love, and enjoy work and activities each day.

Our team will take care of the health of your entire eye, from the way light enters your eye to the back where your vision transmits images to your brain.

Experience the difference Higgins Brothers Vision Care can make to your eye care.

Everything You Need, Under One Roof

Our comprehensive eye exams for adults and seniors assess your overall eye health. We’re excited to get to know you, too, so we will ask you questions about your personal and family health history. This information helps us better understand your personal needs and if you’re at a higher risk of developing any eye issues.

Then, we will take a look at the health inside of your eyes and perform several noninvasive tests that can help us determine any changes or concerns. We will take pictures of the back of your eye, and the optometrist will review them to see your interior eye health.

When you visit the optometrist, you will have your vision assessed and engage in discussions about your eye health. Your eye doctor may recommend further testing or treatment plans to help solve health issues you may have.

Eye Health Conditions

Your optometrist will assess the health of your eyes at every comprehensive eye exam. As we age, we are at a higher risk of developing eye diseases and conditions. 

We can detect a range of potential issues with the help of start-of-the-art technology that observes even the intricate details of your eyes.

Dry Eye

Dry eyes are a natural part of the aging process, and most people older than 65 experience some form of dry eye. This condition occurs due to either a lack of tear production or the production of poor-quality tears.

Learn more about our solutions in our soothing Dry Eye Center.

Many people’s vision changes as they reach 40. Presbyopia occurs when the eye’s natural lens becomes less flexible, causing your eyes to be unable to focus clearly during up-close activities, like reading and working at the computer.

Your optometrist may prescribe bifocal or progressive lenses to help you see better.

The normally clear crystalline lens in our eyes can become brittle over time, causing it to cloud over and create a cataract. This can result in hazy vision over time.

Your optometrist may increase your lens prescription to accommodate for the changes in your vision, but eventually, you may require cataract surgery to replace the cloudy lens with a clear one.

As a group of eye diseases, glaucoma typically occurs as a result of increased pressure inside of the eye. This condition puts pressure on the optic nerve, the part of your eye responsible for sending images to your brain.

At first, glaucoma begins affecting your peripheral vision, then works its way in. In the beginning stages, glaucoma may not present any symptoms, but it can be diagnosed at your comprehensive eye exam.

Often referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), this eye disease comes in 2 forms: dry and wet.

Both forms cause your macula (the part of your eye responsible for clear central vision) to swell. In its dry form, macular degeneration progresses slowly. In its wet form, fluid can build up in front of your macula, causing quick damage to your eyesight.

You may notice that lines appear wavy or it may feel like you have a spot of dirt in the middle of your vision. Macular degeneration can make it difficult to read, drive, and recognize people’s faces.

Eye Health Conditions

Your optometrist will assess the health of your eyes at every comprehensive eye exam. As we age, we are at a higher risk of developing eye diseases and conditions. 

We can detect a range of potential issues with the help of start-of-the-art technology that observes even the intricate details of your eyes.

How Often You Should Have Your Eyes Examined

The frequency you should have your eyes examined depends on your age and your health. At-risk adults and seniors may require additional eye exams to ensure their ocular health is in good standing.

The American Optometric Association recommends that adults have their eyes examined as follows:

Ages 18–64: At least every 2 years

Your optometrist will assess your vision and the health of your eyes. As we age, our sight and eye health continue to change. If you’re experiencing changes to your vision, you may want to visit your eye doctor more frequently.

Your optometrist will assess your vision and the health of your eyes. The older we are, the more at-risk our eye health becomes. Once we reach our older years, we’re at a higher risk for eye diseases and conditions that can affect our sight and eye health.

Our Location

Conveniently located a short drive from the I-72 on East Main Street and Crown Street. You’ll recognize our inviting building immediately—it looks like a cozy home.

Our Address

  • 74 E Main St
  • Plainville, CT 06062

Contact Information

In case of an eye emergency call Dr. Higgins at (860)729-4083.

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