Age And Your Eyes
One of the many things that we can count on changing as we age is our vision. While there are many reasons you may experience changes to your vision, there are certain conditions that can impact it more than others. Age-related Macular Degeneration, commonly referred to as AMD, is one example and the leading cause of vision loss in people 50 and over.
While the idea of experiencing vision loss is unpleasant, there are many ways that you and your loved ones can help prevent it.
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How Small Changes Can Have Big Results
Our eyes are incredibly important to us, so it makes sense to try our best to take care of them. It may not always be possible to completely stop age related vision loss, but there are ways you can help delay or prevent it. Below are five easy ways you can get started:
- Take antioxidant vitamins and minerals (following a physician-prescribed regimen), which have been linked to lower risks of advanced AMD development.
- Don’t smoke. Multiple studies have demonstrated a two-and-half to threefold increase in the risk of AMD among smokers.
- Exercise regularly, which research has found can help to decrease odds for developing AMD.
- Wear sunglasses outdoors that block UV and blue-ray light, the type of sunlight that may cause eye damage.
- Eat dark, leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, which are high in antioxidants that can help to reduce the progression of macular degeneration.
As always, be sure to talk to your eye doctor about any family history of vision loss or AMD so you can be tested for the condition.
Why You Should Choose Comfort Keepers® Personal Care
When you choose to work with Comfort Keepers® our compassionate caregivers will keep an eye on your senior. If they have been diagnosed with AMD or have vision impairment, their caregiver can ensure they are following any doctor prescribed care vision plans and keeping up with regular eye check ups using our unique approach to in home care called Interactive Caregiving™.
What does this mean? Well, in a nutshell, it means that all of our caregivers are trained to engage clients physically, mentally, and socially ─ and provide a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living. From providing transportation to appointments, to creating delicious and nutritious meal plans, to simply helping around the house with chores, our caregivers can do it all while allowing seniors to live safely and independently in their own home.
If you’d like to learn more about how to prevent vision loss and AMD, how our caregivers can support you or your senior loved one, or if you’d like to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online anytime or call us at (334) 530-6293.