Senior Vision

Senior Vision

Enjoy Clear & Healthy Vision For a Lifetime

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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 Heller EyeCare can help keep your vision clear and comfortable with regular eye exams, early detection and personalized care.


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Senior Eye Care in Wilmington

Our optometry practice in Wilmington

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Preserve Your Eyesight With Heller EyeCare

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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 Heller EyeCare in Wilmington, 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 Heller EyeCare today to schedule your eye exam!

Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 19, 2024
If you are looking for a good optometry business, this is the place to go.
- Mar. 25, 2024
Love having my exams here and getting my glasses at the same place! Always friendly and extremely he... lpful! Highly recommend them!
- Mar. 16, 2024
I've been going to Dr. Marron Curdo for 15 years she's fabulous
- Mar. 12, 2024
Fist time there the staff are very nice friendly and professional and they’ve there to assist you ... and I’m not rushed and helped out quickly and was seen Thks again
- Mar. 02, 2024
Attentive caring doctors and nice staff.
- Mar. 01, 2024
Love everything about them.
- Feb. 17, 2024
All the staff are friendly and professional.
- Jan. 08, 2024
Great Doctors and services
- Jan. 03, 2024
They have the best staff!
- Dec. 18, 2023
Dr Afshar and his entire staff are terrific. He takes the time to listen to you, I never feel rushed... there. The staff are all pleasant and helpful.
- Dec. 15, 2023
Attentive kind concerned from front desk to back exam rooms!
- Dec. 09, 2023
Great staff! Everyone was friendly, and the appointment was smooth and fast. Just an incredibly plea... sant experience.
- Dec. 04, 2023
Great service! Very happy with local businesses that provide quality experience.
- Oct. 12, 2023
The staff are very friendly. Drs. Afshar and Marron-Curdo are both incredibly easy to work with. Hig... hly recommend.
- Sep. 28, 2023
Dr. Afshar is a really good O.D., and he and the staff create a professional and friendly atmosphere... at this practice. Best eye care practice I have been to in over 50 years of wearing glasses and contact lenses.
- Sep. 28, 2023
Great professionals!
- Sep. 13, 2023
I had a good experience with all the staff I met at my recent visit as they were friendly and fully ... answered all questions I had.
- Aug. 11, 2023
Best care around
- Jul. 13, 2023
Very friendly, professional and knowledgeable!
- Jul. 07, 2023
Professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. Dr Afshar and staff are an absolute p... leasure!

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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.


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Don’t Let Age Limit Your Vision!

Preserve your eyesight with Heller EyeCare

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