As the body ages, many parts begin to change, functioning with less precision than they previously enjoyed. The eye is no exception. Aging eyes and vision, known medically as presbyopia, is largely due to a loss of elasticity in the ocular tissue. For people over the age of 45 this is a natural, if distressing condition. You may be suffering from presbyopia if you have difficulty focusing on nearby objects, need more light to focus vision, or experience blurred vision or occasional headaches.
Routine eye exams screen for presbyopia. Our clinic can assist patients with choosing prescription eyeglasses and contacts, and can even recommend a competent eye surgeon to conduct Lasik surgery to restore the eye to its youthful health.
Dr. Lampard graduated from optometry at Pacific University in Oregon in 1981. He and his wife Lorraine have three grown children, all born and raised in Red Deer. Tom enjoys cycling, curling, cross country and downhill skiing, and golfing. He also keeps busy volunteering for the United Way, has been a chairman of the Alberta College of Optometrists, and director of the Alberta Association of Optometrists.More Articles by Tom Lampard