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Vision for a Lifetime

Understanding Your Vision Through the Years

When you choose Durrie Vision, it’s important to know that we have a plan. A plan for you and your lifetime of great vision! When our doctors look into your eyes today, not only can they assess your eye health and vision needs now, but they can anticipate your vision care needs for the future.

Vision for a Lifetime is charting a plan for the next 40 to 50 years. Our Advanced Ocular Analysis is the most comprehensive exam available anywhere in the world. Sure, we can help you reach your vision goals today, but it’s important to know what the future may hold for you as well. Each person’s vision is unique, and our doctors can advise you on how to achieve your best vision for a lifetime.

Vision Correction Timeline: Find Your Solution

Teenagers 13-17

We know that most cases of nearsightedness will surface between 8 to 12 years of age, though eye maturation is typically not reached until 18 years of age. During these developmental years, annual comprehensive eye exams are recommended. We’ve designed a Teen Advanced Ocular Analysis to meet the needs of our patients during this time. In addition to the extensive diagnostics to determine overall eye health, the Teen AOA includes recommendations for your teen’s Vision for a Lifetime plan, as well as contact lens counseling to encourage proper habits and care to prevent infection.

Recommendations for your teen’s Vision for a Lifetime plan:

Teen Advanced Ocular Analysis

Young Adults 18-44

In this age group, patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism have typically been visually stable for several years. This provides them with more choices – glasses, contacts, and laser vision correction. Due to its superior outcomes and quick recovery, more and more people are opting for LASIK to better accommodate an active lifestyle. Younger patients also enjoy the greatest cost benefit over time. No wonder so many patients ask ‘Why didn’t I do this sooner?’ after surgery.

Vision correction procedures most recommended for this group include:

SBK Advanced LASIKASA Advanced PRKPhakic IOL

Middle Ages 45-59

After years of stable, clear vision, people in their 40s and 50s begin to experience issues with glare and blurry near vision. This decline in vision may be due presbyopia and Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome (DLS). DLS is a common and natural age-related condition in which the lens inside the eye progressively loses its natural flexibility. Most people in this age group will begin to use readers, bifocals, or multi-focal contacts, which may accommodate their visual needs, but not their lifestyle. For those seeking freedom from corrective lenses, Durrie Vision has a variety of treatment options aimed at restoring near, intermediate, and far vision.

Vision correction procedures most commonly recommended for this group include:

Blended Vision with SBK or ASA • Corneal Inlays (KAMRA) • Refractive Lens Exchange (50s+)


Adults 60+

This age group is starting to notice vision changes that require bifocal lenses to see at various distances due to the hardening of the lens inside the eye. This hardening of the lens signifies the formation of a cataract, which decreases the amount of light that can enter the eye, ultimately leading to clouded and/or yellow-tinted vision. These changes are due to Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome (DLS) and are slow to progress, which causes a gradual decrease in the quality of vision. The good news? You have options! With today’s advanced technology, our surgeons are able to stop the progression of DLS, reduce or elminate your dependency on corrective lenses, and prevent you from developing a cataract.

Vision correction procedures most recommended for this group include: 

Refractive Lens Exchange • Refractive Cataract Surgery