Eye Health

Your eye health is an important part of your overall well-being. As we age, our eyesight can change. It is always a good idea to have an annual eye exam.

Included is a helpful “eye health” overview from AARP*. Vision services are available at Copperfield. If you have any questions, feel free to ask our staff.

*Below is a list of some common eye issues. If you have questions,  seek advice from your eye doctor.


  • Double Vision: Cover one eye, is the double vision still there? If yes, it might just be dryness. Using artificial tears to lubricate the eye may help.
  • Floaters and Flashes: With age, a gel like substance in your eye can liquefy and pull away from the retina causing dark moving spots or floaters. Many times this is not dangerous. However, if you see new floaters and flashes of light in your vision, this may be a sign of a retinal tear. You should contact your eye doctor.
  • Eyes Feel Dry: It might just be too much screen time. Take a break from the screens and use preservative free artificial tears.
  • Blurry Vision: You will need an eye exam to rule out certain problems. It may be that you just need a new eye glass prescription.
  • Loss of Peripheral Vision: A gradual loss can point to many things and should be followed up by your eye doctor as soon as possible.
  • Trouble Reading: This is called Presbyopia and occurs when the lens loses its ability to change shape and accommodate for close up vision. This naturally develops after about age 40. “Readers” may help, see your eye doctor. You may be a candidate for contacts.
  • Reduced Night Vision:   It could be uncorrected nearsightedness. You might need a new prescription.


*For more information: https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/eye-center/

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