Monday, November 23, 2020
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Introducing Mobile Eye Care

Mobile Eye Care has quickly become the leader in mobile comprehensive eye examinations in the Southeast Michigan Area.  With highly advanced equipment and over 10 years’ experience in the industry, Mobile Eye Care has helped numerous seniors regain their confidence and independence by improving their vision through traditional spectacle wear, contact lens wear, or through the treatment and management of eye disease.

It is the belief of Mobile Eye Care that optimal vision in the elderly is critical for maximizing the quality of daily life.  We hope you share this view and look forward to participating in your resident’s eye health and vision care.

Please review our Scope of Services to fully understand our commitment to improving the welfare of the elderly.

Why Eye Care is Needed in Your Nursing Home Facility?

Among the elderly, there is a high incidence of age related eye conditions, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and dry eye syndrome. It is also common to find retinal problems due to long standing medical conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, and vascular diseases. Often, the elderly population are on numerous medications, such as steroids, anti-coagulants, psychiatric drugs, B-blockers, diuretics, antihistamines, etc. which can have ocular side effects such as cataracts, increased eye pressures, refractive change, dry eyes, retinal changes, etc.

At the same time, there is a decreased access to eye care services. The elderly and the infirm often find it difficult to leave the facility to go to the doctor’s office. The exertion required in being transported, not to mention the financial cost, and the stress of waiting in the doctor’s office are usually overwhelming reasons why certain patients choose to fore-go outside eye care.

As people age, their physical limitations begin to increase. Visual impairment represents important safety issues to the resident and the nursing facility staff. Personnel may observe in residents decreased mobility, an increase in bumping into things, falling, etc. The infirm may start losing the only activity that they can do is to use their eyes for reading, watching TV, etc. due to an on-going eye disease which could have been treated at early stages. As these residents lose independence in activities of daily living, requiring more assistance from staff, their mental state may also decline to lowered self-esteem, social isolation and depression.

Mobile Eye Care is a full time operation with multiple eye care teams of doctors and technicians. We specialize in the visual problems and treatment of the elderly and have become sensitive to their needs. Our goal through our comprehensive eye care program is to prevent blindness, enhance vision, provide greater comfort to the patient and preserve vision through timely intervention of eye conditions. When vision is maximized, seniors are safer, more dependent in daily activities, and less demanding in the staff that cares for them. Our quality eye health and eye care program in your facility can be a terrific boost for everyone.

 

Mobile Eye Care is looking forward to serving your Mobile Eye Care needs.  Contact us today.