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 Eigenbrodt Vision Center 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 Edwardsville

Our optometry practice in Edwardsville

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Hours
  • Monday 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Preserve Your Eyesight With Eigenbrodt Vision Center

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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 Eigenbrodt Vision Center in Edwardsville, 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 Eigenbrodt Vision Center today to schedule your eye exam!

Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 25, 2024
Great service. Quick and efficient.
- Mar. 13, 2024
My son had an eye injury at school, and I brought him to Eigenbrodt Vision Center to be evaluated. T... hey were able to see us the same day, and the staff were all amazing and so attentive. The office was lovely, and we received excellent care from Dr. Oliver. She was exceptional and treated my son with such a calm, reassuring manner. We will absolutely return here for any other vision related needs!
- Feb. 20, 2024
Dr and Staff exceptionally friendly, professional and helpful.
- Feb. 12, 2024
Great care by Dr. Eigenbrodt, both in the actual exam; and in listening to and answering my question... s and concerns.
- Feb. 10, 2024
Professional and courteous staff!
- Jan. 15, 2024
I decided to try Eigenbrodt out after negative experiences with Walmart vision center. They were ver... y helpful, kind, informative and affordable. I will be coming back for anything eye related!
- Jan. 15, 2024
Staff and the doctors can't be beat. We moved two hours away several years ago and still make the tr... ip every year. Totally worth it.
- Dec. 13, 2023
Complete eye exam
- Nov. 17, 2023
Excellent service. Newest technologies. Accommodating staff
- Aug. 13, 2023
Thorough eye exam, great selection of frames, friendly staff.
- May. 09, 2023
Dr. Oliver is the best. She’s very personable and truly cares. She’s quick to offer advice and r... ecommend helpful products and provide samples. She makes the experience easy.
- Apr. 18, 2023
Friendly and very helpful staff.
- Mar. 25, 2023
Very thorough.
- Mar. 22, 2023
Every aspect of my visit was high quality.
- Mar. 05, 2023
Easy to get an appointment online plus you can fill out all of your forms online as well. Location i... s great. Staff were professional and quick to get me in. Cost was about what you expect and is dependent on what type of frames and glass type you choose. They can also make sunglasses with prescriptions and they offer contact lenses in many colors. Turn around to get my glasses was 2 weeks. Highly recommend.
- Feb. 17, 2023
I’ve been dealing with blurry vision and finally know what is really going on. I got diagnose with... Keratoconus. It is a progressive eye diseases that weakens the cornea and turns the cornea in a cone shape. I’m just relieve knowing what I have and excited to fix it and get my vision back or better than usual.
- Dec. 28, 2022
Great service, expert care.
- Dec. 13, 2022
I highly recommend Eigenbrodt Vision Center. Their staff is wonderful and friendly. Hard to find tha... t post Covid. Love Dr Oliver, so caring!
- Nov. 14, 2022
It’s a great and relaxing place
- Oct. 13, 2022
Dr. Oliver and staff were wonderful. I needed my new frames adjusted a few times. They were very pat... ient with me.

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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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