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 Eyes on Lincoln - O Street Eyecare can help keep your vision clear and comfortable with regular eye exams, early detection and personalized care.


Preserve Your Eyesight With Eyes on Lincoln - O Street 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 Eyes on Lincoln - O Street Eyecare in Hartley, 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 Eyes on Lincoln - O Street Eyecare 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. 25, 2024
Great staff. Great glasses selection.
- Jun. 19, 2024
I’ve been going to Eyes On Lincoln, since I moved to Lincoln Nebraska 7 years ago, the service was... so great I didn’t feel the need to look any farther.
- May. 10, 2024
Best place to get your eyes checked. Why would anyone go someplace else?
- Feb. 19, 2024
I would highly recommend this establishment for your eye care. The staff is respectful and helpful. ... My family always leaves satisfied.
- Jan. 04, 2024
New patient here! So far today was my first visit/exam. I called yesterday knowing it may take a bit... to get in, so when they called back having an opening today I jumped on it. My favorite frames broke and I was about due for an exam anyways. Going in I was greeted right away. I made sure to show up ten minutes early to get the paperwork out of the way (which wasn't bad at all and the front desk did good explaining it all.) Right when my appointment time showed, I was being called back already. First time not needing to wait compared to other places in town! With the updated technology since my last exam, it was pretty new to me but they did so great taking the time to explain each piece of equipment, and answering my random questions. When I got to the last room to be met by Dr. Weber, again I only sat for maybe five minutes tops. He showed me my scans and finished the exam. When I explained my concern of wanting to find frames similar in weight more than the looks, he introduced me to someone who knew exactly what would fit best for me. In total I was in and out in about 40 minutes. For me that's the quickest it's been. Glasses should be in in about 2 weeks which is normal for any place, will do a fitment then and give update.
- Sep. 07, 2023
Great
- Jul. 20, 2023
I have came here for years up from a teen until an adult. I now have a 10 year old who is practicall... y blind and a serial glasses breaker 😂 I was so stressed about how to get him more glasses before school because we were just there Renee (sorry if I misspelled your name) made it so easy for me and was very patient with me. I thank you it’s enough stress I have to come in every couple of months so her being so helpful and kind definitely relieved me of some of my stress! Thank you and you definitely made my day!
- Jul. 13, 2023
Met Michelle years ago and she had me at hello!! She keeps me looking good, seeing good and coming b... ack! Keep Michelle and you keep me!!
- Jul. 13, 2023
Michelle is amazing… she knows me and what I want, what looks good, has amazing patience and makes... the whole ‘find a pair’ experience seamless! I know there’s more than one location however I’ll only go where she is!! Thank you Michelle!
- Mar. 21, 2023
I can’t say enough of how professional they have been from start to finish. Mikayla the contact le... ns specialist was knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with. Steve is a master of his craft! It’s refreshing to have such an experience after having a horrible experience with Americas “best” I was referred to Steve and Eyes on Lincoln! Best in the business
- Sep. 21, 2022
I love how persistent they are with reminding you on appointments, and making sure you’re getting ... taken care of. For someone like me who is very forgetful, and tend to push off appointments, I appreciate them being kind to me & giving friendly reminders. The O street location, has a elderly lady, who shows so much compassion for the patients and helping in anyway she can. Unfortunately, I forgot her name. 🙁 BUT you’ll definitely see her when you go to pick out your glasses. She’s too sweet to miss! Thank you for working with me with my insurance & be a great place to go to for eye care!
- Feb. 12, 2022
Dr.Gilsersleeve is one of the best eye doctors in Nebraska. My experience was great, I didn't feel ... rushed, and my expectations were met as I didn't leave with having more questions. It's refreshing having actual time with a doctor now. Dr Gildersleeve also explained financial options for me. I didn't feel pressured in buying the most expensive pair of glasses and Mallory even advised which one of the two frames I was looking at would work better with progressive lenses. Fully Satisfied 🙂
- Dec. 02, 2021
Highly impressed. Easily 5 stars. Great customer service, world class facility and amazing doctors.
- Jun. 08, 2021
First time patient and was very satisfied. Staff was friendly and exam visit was done in a timely ma... nner. Was in and out in 35 minutes. Provider genuinely cares for his patients and I have no regrets in choosing this location. Up to date exams with their technology. Loved it. Will be recommending the 4200 Lucile Dr location!
- May. 23, 2021
This is a great place to get a quality eye exam and friendly service. I have been coming to Eyes on... Lincoln for the better part of a decade and Dr. Gildersleeve and his staff are excellent. Highly recommend!
- Apr. 21, 2021
polite service, appointment reminders via text, great glasses selection, and affordable contacts wit... h 100$ rebate
- Apr. 15, 2021
Great office and very helpful and friendly staff!! Want to especially thank Michelle for being extre... mely helpful, friendly very efficient in getting the job done! Definitely would recommend this place and definitely ask to be helped by Michelle because she knows what she’s doing!!
- Apr. 14, 2021
They let me know I would need eye surgery. They help me get set up the hospital that does the surge... ry. Post operations visits were good. They have done a great job with keeping my eyes healthy
- Dec. 14, 2020
Very friendly staff. Nice choices of glasses.
- Dec. 10, 2020
It was great

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Senior Eye Care in Hartley

Our optometry practice in Hartley

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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 - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • EyeMed
  • Spectera
  • Versant Health
  • Medicare
  • March Vision Care
  • Nebraska Total Care

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Don’t Let Age Limit Your Vision!

Preserve your eyesight with Eyes on Lincoln - O Street Eyecare

(402) 475-9113