Senior Vision

Senior Vision

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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 Fridley Optical can help keep your vision clear and comfortable with regular eye exams, early detection and personalized care.


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Senior Eye Care in Fridley

Our optometry practice in Fridley

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • Blue Cross

Preserve Your Eyesight With Fridley Optical

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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 Fridley Optical in Fridley, 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 Fridley Optical today to schedule your eye exam!

Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 19, 2024
We’ve been getting our eye exams by Dr Petronack at Fridley Optical for years. He gives a very com... prehensive exam and is always so kind. Fridley Optical has a large selection of glasses in all price ranges. The turn around for glasses is pretty quick and usually less than the timeframe they quote me. I’m a very satisfied customer!
- Apr. 17, 2024
Very nice place to get some glasses and the staff is so friendly and helpful
- Apr. 13, 2024
Great Dr and staff!
- Apr. 13, 2024
Love Dr. P, staff are great & my kids absolutely love going to Fridley Optical. Employee’s are ver... y knowledgeable about the products they carry. Helped me find the best glasses & sunglasses for myself & children. Reasonably priced, very helpful in explain everything from the start of the appointment until the end. Would highly recommend to anyone & everyone!
- Apr. 05, 2024
I have been other places but have never had better results than Fridley Optical. Seeing is believing... !!
- Mar. 31, 2024
Great service Highly recommended
- Mar. 23, 2024
Nice customer service 👌.
- Mar. 18, 2024
Great eye care in a warm friendly environment.
- Mar. 14, 2024
Friday Optical was the best. I would highly recommend to my family and friends.
- Mar. 08, 2024
I really like Fridley Optical and Dr. Patronack, who is friendly, thorough, and informative. Great ... service!
- Jan. 31, 2024
Best Optical shop around.
- Jan. 30, 2024
Great service and received very pleasant employees during my visit. Also receiving my glasses sooner... than promised. Excellent service.
- Jan. 12, 2024
Positive experience
- Jan. 09, 2024
Friendly and knowledgeable staff, great choices for frames. Can’t go wrong.
- Dec. 23, 2023
Friendly place to go I would recommend
- Dec. 10, 2023
Wonderful place and wonderful staff.
- Dec. 09, 2023
Professional, thorough, and great communication from all staff. And so friendly. And they remember W... HO you are!
- Dec. 06, 2023
I’ve been going to eye docs for 40+ years, and Fridley Optical has been truly great. Here are my t... hree key things about Fridley Optical: 1) Dr. Petronack is very thorough, thoughtful, and informative. He’s as good as they come, and I really appreciate his friendly and professional style. 2) The staff and opticians are so dang helpful and responsive, consistently giving me and my family outstanding service. They recently went WAY above my expectations to take care of me when I broke my frames. How refreshing to have a company working together to solve a problem as quickly and effectively as possible! 3) I had switched to Fridley Optical years ago because they take our insurance when other nearby shops don’t (so important!), and now I can’t imagine going anywhere else.
- Nov. 17, 2023
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- Nov. 04, 2023
I have been going to Fridley Optical for 5 years. They always do a great job with my very strong pr... escription. They have lots of frames to pick from and know how to help people find what looks good on them.

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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.


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