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  • 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 Alvernon Optical - Alvernon & 5th can help keep your vision clear and comfortable with regular eye exams, early detection and personalized care.


Preserve Your Eyesight With Alvernon Optical - Alvernon & 5th

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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 Alvernon Optical - Alvernon & 5th in Tucson, 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 Alvernon Optical - Alvernon & 5th today to schedule your eye exam!


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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.

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 03, 2024
I would recommend to anyone looking to get an eye exam and glasses!
- Jun. 03, 2024
Great experience, everyone was friendly, knowledgeable and professional.
- May. 30, 2024
Very professional and kind. Dr. Lewis is the best! I followed him from his previous office and would... n’t change doctors ever.
- Apr. 12, 2024
I write this review because of Dr. Cinalli. Very friendly, informative, precise, and gives you opti... ons as the patient. I highly recommend. Jessica at the front desk is also amazingly helpful. Thank you!
- Apr. 11, 2024
They make u feel like family. I love the vibe there very clean and dr cenali is such a great guy
- Apr. 08, 2024
Dr. Lewis and the entire Alvernon Optical team were terrific!
- Apr. 07, 2024
Great experience, Dr. Jeffrey Lewis and his staff is amazing. A great shout out to Laura she's awes... ome.
- Apr. 04, 2024
Excellent staff, including Dr. Fuhr, was cordial and friendly as well as able and efficient.
- Mar. 19, 2024
We had a great experience at Alvernon Optical. The staff was friendly, and prompt. The Dr was very t... horough and knowledgeable. Our glasses arrived and we were notified promptly and did not require additional adjustments; a first for us.
- Mar. 16, 2024
The eye doctors they’re great service, and the ladies at work there they are great specially the o... ne that took care of me her name is Laura. She was kind respectable gave me the service that I needed. Love you guys see you next year
- Feb. 29, 2024
The staff is so friendly and Dr. Fuhr is fantastic. He really cared about my vision needs, was extre... mely accommodating and was very knowledgeable when it came to answering my questions. Thank you!
- Feb. 21, 2024
All of the people at Alvernon Optical are very attentive and very polite and helpful.
- Feb. 13, 2024
Always a great experience with Alvernon Optical. Staff and docs are always so caring and professiona... l. Great selection of contacts and glasses, plus super fast service!
- Feb. 09, 2024
Great staff, high level of excellence demonstrated!
- Feb. 02, 2024
The frame options are nice and comfy.
- Dec. 26, 2023
Extremely kind and courteous. They were also very efficient, I was in and out of there within about ... 40 minutes for an eye exam and to choose some new frames!! Really patient and informative and made sure to explain all my options and what my insurance covered. Couldn't recommend them enough.
- Dec. 13, 2023
Excellent staff and Dr's. Very friendly & professional. Don't change anything, keep doing what you'r... e doing
- Nov. 07, 2023
Dr. Paul Cinalli is experienced, knowledgeable and friendly. I had an easy and nonstressful experien... ce. He also gives a tremendous amount of feedback concerning your eyes.
- Oct. 31, 2023
They work with a lot of insurances. They are kind and patient and do a great job of explaining compl... icated material.
- Oct. 10, 2023
My new prescription matches my eyesight perfectly (thank you, Dr Cinalli!) and I love my new glasses... (thank you, Myranda, for helping me choose frames). I highly recommend Alvernon Optical!

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
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  • Davis Vision
  • Medicaid
  • Avesis
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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