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Vision Care Info for Seniors
July 29, 2016 by Living Assistance Services - Senior Home Care
Be Kind to Your Eyes!
Have you eaten your carrots today?
Studies show that a daily dose of the vitamins and minerals found in melons, citrus, carrots, spinach and kale may help slow the progress of age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration.
Many changes to vision happen so slowly that you may not realize you have a problem. The most important thing you can do to protect your vision is to have an eye exam on a regular basis. As we get older it is normal that our vision changes. We may find it harder to read small print or it takes longer to adjust from light to dark.
Good eye sight is an important part of staying safe and independent. This is especially relevant for our aging population, as we all try to maintain our independence for as long as possible.
The most common reasons for age-related vision loss are glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. For most seniors, normal age-related vision loss can be corrected or stopped with glasses, medication or surgery.
Have you witnessed someone spilling food or drinks on themselves because they misjudged where objects really were? Or have they fallen because of a missed step? These could be warning signs it’s time to visit the eye doctor.
Share your comments below on being kind to your eyes. Let us know – have you eaten your carrots today?
Living Assistance Services – Senior Home Care