How Age Affects Eye Health
As we age, it is normal to experience some vision loss, but it is important to remember that some conditions can impact our eyesight more than others. For example, Age-related Macular Degeneration, or AMD, is the leading cause of vision loss in people 50 and over.
Age-related vision loss may be scary, but there are ways that people both young and old can help combat it!
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Don't Lose Sight Of Your Eye Health
Our eyes are incredibly important so it makes sense to take care of them! While there may not always be a way to completely stop age-related vision loss from occurring, there are ways you can help prevent or combat it. Below are a few tips to help you get started.
- Eat dark, leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, which are high in antioxidants that can help to reduce the progression of macular degeneration.
- Exercise regularly, which research has found can help to decrease odds for developing AMD.
- Take antioxidant vitamins and minerals (following a physician-prescribed regimen), which have been linked to lower risks of advanced AMD development.
- Wear sunglasses outdoors that block UV and blue-ray light, the type of sunlight that may cause eye damage.
- Don’t smoke. Multiple studies have demonstrated a two-and-half to threefold increase in the risk of AMD among smokers.
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.
Interactive Caregiving™: The Comfort Keepers® Difference
At Comfort Keepers®, we’re committed to providing the best possible care for your loved one. Each of our caregivers are trained in our unique approach to home care called Interactive Caregiving™, meaning they will provide support for your loved one’s physical, mental, and social health in order to help them live happily and independently in their own home.
No matter what kind of support you or your loved one needs, a caregiver will be there. This means helping around the home with daily chores, creating meal plans that are healthy and delicious, simply spending time with their clients listening to stories, and so much more!
As a special note for seniors who have been diagnosed with AMD or have impaired vision, each of our caregivers is a fully licensed driver, and is able to provide transportation to social events like book clubs or classes at the local senior center, doctor appointments, or simply to visit family members.
If you’d like to learn more about the importance of senior eye health, how our caregivers can provide support for seniors with vision loss or AMD, or if you’d like to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online anytime or call us .