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 Gallaher Eye Care can help keep your vision clear and comfortable with regular eye exams, early detection and personalized care.


Preserve Your Eyesight With Gallaher Eye Care

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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 Gallaher Eye Care in Lebanon, 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 Gallaher Eye Care 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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- Jun. 28, 2024
Our family loves everyone at Gallaher Eye Care. The whole office is friendly and so sweet. Dr. Galla... her is wonderful, so patient, and kind.
- Jun. 19, 2024
Great folks and service.
- Jun. 09, 2024
Dr Gallaher it's not only my doctor but a friend. I've been going to his office for many years. I st... arted back when his father was in practice. He is very professional and friendly. His staff is also
- May. 31, 2024
Very professional and helpful, and personable.
- May. 14, 2024
Dr Gallaher & his team are amazing. When I call for whatever the reason whether it's to order contac... ts, make an appointment or even to ask a question they do not hesitate to help in any way possible. They are patient & so sweet to all their patients. They are open on Saturday too which is very convenient. I'll never go anywhere else.
- May. 07, 2024
Best eye dr. In town
- May. 07, 2024
The staff is always so nice and Dr Gallaher is so understanding
- May. 04, 2024
Friendly & good customer service.
- Apr. 27, 2024
5 star business
- Apr. 24, 2024
Dr Gallaher is a wonderful doctor. Always friendly and knowledgeable!
- Mar. 29, 2024
Dr. Gallaher is friendly, attentive, and explains everything in detail. I would recommend his servic... es to all.
- Feb. 27, 2024
I have a great experience every time I go to Dr. Gallaher’s office. Everyone there is super frien... dly and kind. 10/10 highly recommended!
- Feb. 19, 2024
Outstanding Services ! DR. GALLAHER and HIS NURSES are KIND, COMPASSIONATE. Greets everyone with a S... MILE and very PATIENT. Patience is a PLUS. ALL are Caring & Considerate toward everyone. Dr. Gallaher and his Nurses take great pride in making accommodations/ time for ( Especially Senior Citizens), each Individuals needs. It's always a PLEASURE to visit Gallaher EYE Care. The Eye Exam, (EYE PRESSURE, VISIONS/VISUALLY), Results may not always be the best however, with CHRIST ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. THE POWER OF PRAYER. GOD IS MY/ OUR MAIN SOURCE. AND I HAD TO LEARN TO (KEEP THE FAITH that was instilled in me/ us when we were children. Everyone came this far by FAITH, Leaning &TRUSTING in the LORD! ), BE FAITHFUL TO MY/ OUR LORD and SAVIOR/ SAVIOUR and SAVOR each day our "HEAVENLY"Father gives me/ us. Glory be to GOD and THANK you JESUS. May GOD Continue BLESSING All ! THANK YOU (NURSES, ETC.), DR. GALLAHER EYE CARE.
- Feb. 07, 2024
I appreciate Dr Gallaher and his staff. The location is convenient, the office staff friendly and th... ey have just been great to partner with for my eye care.
- Jan. 26, 2024
Great doctor and very nice staff. Gets you in quick. Highly recommend.
- Jan. 11, 2024
I highly recommend going here for all eye needs. Friendly super caring staff. My neighborhood eye cl... inic has everyone come smiling.
- Nov. 16, 2023
Staff and Dr knowledgeable, friendly, and prifessional
- Nov. 13, 2023
Thorough exam, friendly staff. They are very desirous to make certain you are totally satisfied
- Oct. 31, 2023
Amazing experience as always!
- Oct. 21, 2023
Great comfortable experience

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Senior Eye Care in Lebanon

Our optometry practice in Lebanon

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Don’t Let Age Limit Your Vision!

Preserve your eyesight with Gallaher Eye Care

(615) 444-9111