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


Preserve Your Eyesight With Alvernon Optical - Campbell

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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 - Campbell 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 - Campbell 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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- Jul. 12, 2024
Dr. Tetrault is a lovely man and a great optometrist. I have been coming here for 20 years and have... always received the same great service.
- Jun. 23, 2024
I’ve been going to Dr. Tetrault for my eye care for over 20 years. He is thorough and kind as well... . The staff are always helpful and I highly recommend Dr. Tetrault.
- Jun. 12, 2024
Friendly, quick, and very explanatory during the whole process.
- Jun. 11, 2024
Thank you Alvernon Optical
- May. 27, 2024
Really great experience. Everyone was kind and helpful. Everything moved efficiently.
- May. 24, 2024
Better than lenscrafters
- May. 16, 2024
Campbell Alvernon Optical Dr. David Tetrault and Staff were very professional and caring. Thank you!...
- Apr. 05, 2024
The staff are absolutely amazing. Cecilia, Tracy, and the wonderful tech who did the pre-exam testin... g (I really wish I could remember her name) are top notch. Dr. Tetrault has decades of experience, and I appreciate the ease with which he completed the exam. This was a very positive experience every step of the process, from scheduling to wait times (minimal if any). Great communication and great staff make this a go-to not only for me, but now for family members as well.
- Mar. 30, 2024
Dr. Tetrault took his time with me and answered all my questions. He was thorough and friendly. The ... staff were kind and professional. I did not experience any high pressure sales. The optician took her time with me and allowed ME to make the choices without any pressure. I was so pleased, I had my wife go to the location on Campbell Ave., and she was pleased as well.
- Mar. 26, 2024
Excellent in every way! Been using Alvernon Optical for many years.
- Mar. 18, 2024
Staff are amazing, pleasant and helpful. My glasses are amazing and comfortable. Dr. is also pleasan... t and efficient and very informative!
- Feb. 16, 2024
Great experience.
- Jan. 22, 2024
Everyone is so friendly and caring. Always have a great experience when I go in there an they have ... really nice frames.
- Dec. 24, 2023
Very good experience. A very helpful and professional staff.
- Nov. 25, 2023
Friendly and helpful staff!
- Nov. 15, 2023
Knowledgeable, quick, and friendly service from everyone here. Also, they had frames and lenses tha... t were completely covered by my insurance, so I didn't have to pay out-of-pocket. Thank you!
- Nov. 11, 2023
Quick and painless! Attentive staff and knowledgeable doctor!
- Oct. 31, 2023
I was referred here by a friend because they said their experience was amazing. My expectations were... high and they did not disappoint! They have an amazing team, seamless process, great selection of frames, and an added sprinkle of above and beyond-ness from Guillermo!
- Oct. 31, 2023
Helpful and Responsive
- Oct. 29, 2023
I went to the Campbell location for a prescription checkup and am very happy with my experience. Aft... er my appointment with Dr. Tetrault, who was very kind, I was shown some frame options while my current pair were adjusted and cleaned. The options were reasonably priced but I was not pressured to buy anything like I have been at other optical offices. I was able to get a copy of my updated prescription and paid about $70 for an out-of-pocket/uninsured standard eye appointment (no contacts). If you need an easy eye appointment, especially a standard yearly update, I recommend Alvernon Optical!

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

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Don’t Let Age Limit Your Vision!

Preserve your eyesight with Alvernon Optical - Campbell

(520) 323-3937