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I am the POA for my dad, and my sisters think I'm being unreasonable to not want to pay for a yearly eye exam for our 86-year-dad. He has zero complaints and money is very tight.

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I was in the next exam room to an older woman with dementia. She couldn't follow commands (look up, look down,etc), or answer questions (better this wsy, or this). He needs to be seen to check for glaucoma, cater acts and other eye diseases. Proceed with cation and think about if you'd do the treatment before you do any tests.
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Thank you freqflyer and sunnygirl1, for your responses. My dad, too, acts as though his vision isn't questionable, although, he isn't verbalizing a lot lately. I do ask him how things are, eyes, ears, etc., but the dementia is getting to a point where his typical response is, "I don't know?" I will definitely check into an eye visit paid by Medicare. ❤
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I had the same concern with my loved one. She has advanced dementia and will not keep her glasses on. She does seem to see pretty well, based on her actions. Still, when the doctor asked about an eye exam, I said okay. Then I got to thinking. The way they put those bright lights in your eyes could be uncomfortable and frightening to her. She won't understand the point. She can't keep up with glasses, she can't have any surgery or procedure, because she isn't able to comply with not rubbing her eyes and damaging them. So, the only thing that can be accomplished is to rule out an eye disease, like glaucoma.

I think that Medicare covers one annual eye exam per year, but I'm not positive about that.
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Do you know how old his current eyeglass lenses are? Maybe his vision had changed so much that he doesn't like to wear the eyeglasses. Could also be uncomfortable.

Or maybe it is just ego. Come elders just don't want to wear or spend money on eye glasses, hearing aids, or use canes or walkers.
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