See How Age Affects Eye Health
Growing older comes with many changes, and one of the most common ones is age related vision loss. There are many reasons your vision may change with age, but one of the most prevalent is Age-related Macular Degeneration, or AMD. In fact, AMD is the leading cause of vision loss for people age 50 and over!
The idea of vision loss is scary for many of us, but it is important to remember that there are often simple changes that seniors, and their loved ones, can make to their diet or lifestyle to help combat it.
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Change A Few Habits, Have Better Vision
Our eyes are precious, so we should do what we can to take care of them, but what does that consist of? Well, below are five habits you can start working on today to help you protect the health of your eyes!
- 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.
- 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.
Always be sure to speak with 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 work with Comfort Keepers®, you can be assured that your loved one is receiving the best in home care. By using our unique approach called Interactive Caregiving™, our caregivers ensure that the seniors they look after are nourished mentally, physically, and socially in order to help them live happily and independently in their own home.
This can include everything from ensuring that seniors with AMD or vision impairment follow prescribed plans and receive regular eye exams to simply helping around the home with daily chores. No matter what kind of assistance you or your loved one needs, our caregivers will be there to support them and give them the freedom to do the things they love without worry.
If you’d like to learn more about how to prevent senior vision loss and AMD, how our caregivers can support seniors with vision impairment, or if you’d like to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online anytime or call us at (904) 337-6039.