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 Roberts Eyecare Associates - Sidney can help keep your vision clear and comfortable with regular eye exams, early detection and personalized care.


Preserve Your Eyesight With Roberts Eyecare Associates - Sidney

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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 Roberts Eyecare Associates - Sidney in Sidney, 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 Roberts Eyecare Associates - Sidney 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.

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- May. 04, 2024
We liked our visit to Roberts . All employees were helpful and kind . it has been years for us since... we had exams .we ordered 2 pairs each . would definitely go back to this location .
- Apr. 27, 2024
When something is wrong with your eyes it can be a scary time, I don’t think anyone on earth can d... isagree with that. I seem to have more eye problems than anyone in the Southern Tier, and thank goodness for the team and Roberts Eyecare in SIDNEY! After my golf trip in Gettysburg I thought I had something in my eye, a coworker noticed my eye looked awful 3 days later and I quickly called up the team at Robert’s in Sidney. The team there promptly answered the phone as they always do, and in less than a minute they were able to squeeze me in for an emergency appointment. The doctor proceeded to pull out “the biggest thing he’s ever pulled out of an eye”, a seed pod stuck under the membrane of the eye. He said if I didn’t get there that day I would have lost my eye (just joking about that part). Sidney is a small town, I would say Robert’s Eyecare in Sidney is a top 1 or 2 business in town, I only hope someday for our children and our children’s children that the Vestal location can learn a thing or two from the FIVE STAR TEAM in Sidney!
- Aug. 05, 2023
Glad my daughter told me to go to Sidney instead of other location (which I had appointment at other... location). Took me right in for testing and no wait for Doctor to come in for examination. I had the pleasure of meeting Mary who was so helpful in helping me find the right glasses for me. She went above and beyond in every step explaining different things. The glasses came in sooner and I picked up and again I had the help of Mary. She should be commended on her outstanding Customer Service. Thanks again Mary and Roberts Eyecare of Sidney NY.
- Nov. 26, 2022
We have been using this Robert eye care for over 4 years. Everyone on staff is friendly, understandi... ng, and take the time to explain what they see. They do not over charge or force you to spend when not needed. They work well with your insurance and explain what the insurance will and will not cover. I highly recommend Roberts Eye care in Sidney NY.
- Dec. 15, 2021
After i Walked in I was greeted right away, and in the waiting area I was sitting and waiting two mi... nutes. Then I went back for my check up and those who examined me were very friendly and courteous.
- Sep. 27, 2021
Amazing people here. Will never go anywhere else in NY for eyecare. Thank you Roberts Eyecare.
- May. 05, 2021
Staff were really polite at front desk, as well as the nurses who were very kind, and the doctor who... was also pretty cool.
- Apr. 20, 2021
Every time I come to Roberts Eye Care in Sidney I am treated with great courtesy, professionalism, a... nd kindness. The expert care I receive gives me confidence my eyes are in the best possible “hands” 🙂 I highly recommend Roberts Eye Care
- Mar. 24, 2021
Very professional staff here! They all had pleasant attitudes & exceptional customer service skills.... . They will definitely take good care of you. I came in for an appt with my 2 small children (both under 3) and the girls up front went above and beyond to help in whatever way they could so everything ran smoothly. The doctor was very pleasant to speak with and I left my appt more educated about my vision. I definitely recommend!
- Mar. 19, 2021
PROFESSIONAL ON A PERSONAL LEVEL. Thanks again to everyone. The combination of my experiences with a... ll of you would have to be chalked up to being friendly, professional, patient,knowledgeable, courteous,and personable staff. Won't have to go there too many times before I consider you all friends instead of simply healthcare providers.
- Oct. 08, 2020
The best eyecare facility I’ve ever been to. All of the staff and nurses are so kind and they will... always take me right away and tell me to come in with no wait or hesitation if anything gets worse. Dr. Belanger is the kindest doctor I’ve ever met, he genuinely cares about his patients, and knows exactly what he’s doing. 10 out of 10 would recommend!
- May. 31, 2019
The best eye glass place I have ever been to. I would highly recommend to everyone. Took the time to... do a really extension exam. Way better than any other place I have been to. Also accepted my insurance. Doctor introduced himself by his first name and had an awesome handshake. I knew right away that I was going to like this place. Also eye glasses can be made right there. This place is a good choice for all.
- May. 08, 2019
They answered all my questions of having diabetes with my eyes
- Jan. 16, 2019
My daughter is 4 and was referred by her school for a eye exam. All the staff were very patient with... her while waiting for her turn and great with having the paper work ready and made it simple for first timers. Then the women who did her first eye test was great and made it fun and exciting for her! The dr was amazing and very very kid friendly! He had to put drops in her eyes and distracted her while putting them in and kept her smiling then they put on cartoons for us while we waited for the drops to dilate her eyes! He also explained everything to me in simple terms and took time to answer all of my questions and concerns. Also the man who helps picks out glasses with you made her feel super special with explaining how they make lenses for the glasses you pick out just for you and that they wouldn’t work for anyone but her! She had a great first time experience and it means a lot sense we will be visiting there often because sadly her eye sight isn’t good but hopefully it will get better with the glasses and this team of amazing people to help!

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Senior Eye Care in Sidney

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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 - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Metlife
  • Blue Cross
  • Metlife Vision

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Don’t Let Age Limit Your Vision!

Preserve your eyesight with Roberts Eyecare Associates - Sidney

(607) 563-7551