Senior Vision

Senior Vision

Enjoy Clear & Healthy Vision For a Lifetime

(520) 296-4157

Compassionate Care and Expertise You Can Trust

  • Struggle to read the messages on your smartphone?
  • Do images appear less vibrant than they used to?

Growing old is a privilege.

But when it comes to eye health, aging can bring on several ocular conditions and diseases like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy.

Vision impairment decreases one's ability to perform activities of daily living and increases the risk for depression.

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The eye doctors at Alvernon Optical - Tanque Verde can help keep your vision clear and comfortable with regular eye exams, early detection and personalized care.


Preserve Your Eyesight With Alvernon Optical - Tanque Verde

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Whether you need reading glasses, bifocals, post-cataract surgery care, or eye disease co-management, we've got you covered! 

At Alvernon Optical - Tanque Verde in Tucson, we believe that prevention is the best medicine. That’s why annual eye exams are so important for seniors. Detecting eye conditions early on can help prevent or delay vision loss, keeping your vision clearer for longer. Some serious eye conditions don’t present noticeable symptoms until vision loss has occurred. Fortunately, these can be detected in their early stages by your eye care professional during your eye exam. 

If an eye disease is diagnosed, we’ll create a custom treatment plan and monitor your condition closely to ensure the best outcome. 

Contact Alvernon Optical - Tanque Verde today to schedule your eye exam!


Senior Vision FAQs

Can presbyopia be corrected?

Presbyopia, age-related farsightedness, affects your eyes’ ability to focus on near objects. You may become aware of presbyopia once you begin holding books and newspapers at arm’s length to be able to read them. This condition is a natural part of the aging process and affects virtually all adults in their 40s. Our eye doctors will diagnose and help correct your presbyopia so you can see clearly again. They'll provide you with corrective glasses and/or contact lenses, such as monovision and multifcoals.

What are the most common vision problems in the elderly?

The most common causes of vision loss among the elderly are age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. 

  • Age-related macular degeneration is characterized by the loss of central vision. 
  • Glaucoma results in visual field loss.
  • Cataracts cause blurred vision and faded colors among the elderly.
  • Diabetic retinopathy is characterized by blurred vision and floaters, among other symptoms. 
  • Other conditions include dry or watery eyes and floaters. 

Because many of these conditions may initially be asymptomatic, it's critical that elderly patients undergo routine eye exams. The earlier these conditions are detected, the better the treatment outcome. 

Can macular degeneration be prevented?

Although there’s no sure-fire method for preventing eye disease, certain lifestyle habits can put the odds in your favor. To help ensure healthy vision for a lifetime, wear high-quality sunglasses whenever outdoors, quit smoking if you do, eat eye-healthy foods, and ask your optometrist about taking AREDS supplements. Most importantly, regular visits with your eye doctor are crucial to keeping your vision sharp throughout your golden years.

Patient Reviews
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- Jul. 05, 2024
This has been my go to for eye exams and glasses. Great staff!
- Jun. 29, 2024
Dr Lewis has been helping me with my eyes for going on 20 years now. I always look forward to my 10... to 15 minutes with him. He's great and I always get the best prescription for the time. When he moved to Alvernon Optical I went too. Picked up my new glasses today (Saturday) and everything is still wonderful. The new glasses cleaned up all the fuzziness and I couldn't be happier. He takes care of my wife’s eyes as well and when she started having cataract issues that went beyond what new glasses could do, he recommended the right people who fixed her up. It was a pleasure working with the rest of the office staff (manager, eye tech and opticians) as well.
- Jun. 26, 2024
Excellent vibes. Have had a great experience both times I've been. The exam receptionist is absolute... ly lovely and Dr Peterson has been super easy to work with. I trust what they tell me and feel very comfortable in the space. I would highly recommend this office
- May. 28, 2024
Having used another optical store previously, I visited Alvernon Optical's Tanque Verde office hopin... g for better services than what I had received before. With same-day appointments and reasonable prices, my wife and I were in and out quickly. Glasses were cheaper than at the other store, and were ready before the promised two-week delivery. One visit is not much to go on, but both of us were pleased with our first experience here.
- May. 19, 2024
The staff was very helpful and the turn around time for me new sunglasses was very quick.
- Apr. 09, 2024
Fantastic service. My glasses were falling off my face and bothering my eyes. They fixed all my glas... ses right away. Highly recommended.
- Mar. 21, 2024
Office was very clean and organized, and Dr. Lewis was well prepared with my retinal complication hi... story.
- Mar. 18, 2024
Wonderful, friendly staff. A very caring doctor. Definitely recommend!
- Mar. 18, 2024
Always friendly and considerate and on top of that they are competitive with the larger discount sto... res both locally and online, they truly deserve the 5***** rating they have !
- Mar. 09, 2024
I had just finished hiking at Sabino Canyon and then accidentally sat on my glasses. It was late Fri... day afternoon and I needed find a place to fix them. Alvernon was close by and reviews were great- now I'm adding mine! Sorry I don't have the staff person's name, but they were kind and skillful in realigning my glasses and cleaned the lenses, too! They did this with a smile! Although I didn't buy my glasses here, they were gracious to help with a complimentary service. Thank you! If I lived here, you would be my optical provider!
- Jan. 29, 2024
Top notch experience from start to finish. Hi highly recommended these folks for your eye care needs... .
- Jan. 23, 2024
Great location, got in for an appointment easily and everyone there was very friendly and helpful. D... r. Fuhr seemed to truly care about my vision.
- Jan. 23, 2024
From the time I walked in to the time I left, the staff and Dr. Fuhr were amazing, friendly and know... ledgeable.
- Jan. 12, 2024
Dr was very thorough! Explained everything in detail to where my 95 year old mother could understand... . Did a lot after we left to get the medication she needed at a reasonable price for her. Would give Alvernon Optical 20 stars if I could!
- Jan. 01, 2024
Best in town
- Dec. 21, 2023
The kindest people I have met in any business
- Dec. 14, 2023
Good service, good reminders, glasses ready very fast. Great customer service. Highly recommend. Plu... s a wide range of frames.
- Nov. 13, 2023
Great doctor and friendly staff. Great prices even without insurance. Me and my kiddos both come her... e 🙂
- Nov. 12, 2023
This review is long overdue, but I must praise Nadia and Myranda for their excellent, above and beyo... nd, assistance in finding me affordable and gorgeous glasses. Amazing service! Highly, highly recommend! Thanks ladies!
- Oct. 28, 2023
For starters, the store was very clean and well organized. I don’t know if I can point out just o... ne employee to give credit to because everyone was so helpful and took the time to explain my lenses to me and help me pick out the best pair for my job (I work in Construction). I will, definitely be coming back for all my future needs. Highly recommend!!!

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Davis Vision
  • Avesis
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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Don’t Let Age Limit Your Vision!

Preserve your eyesight with Alvernon Optical - Tanque Verde

(520) 296-4157