How Your Vision Changes As You Age
As we grow older, we can count on many things changing, and unfortunately, age-related vision loss is one that many seniors will experience. There are many conditions that can affect our eyes however, Age-related Macular Degeneration, or AMD, is the leading cause of vision loss for people age 50 and over.
The idea of vision loss may be scary for many of us, but there are steps that you and your loved ones of all ages can take in order to help combat it.
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Simple Ways You Can Take Charge Of Your Eye Health
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:
- Don’t smoke. Multiple studies have demonstrated a two-and-half to threefold increase in the risk of AMD among smokers.
- 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.
- Wear sunglasses outdoors that block UV and blue-ray light, the type of sunlight that may cause eye damage.
- 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!
What Makes Comfort Keepers® Home Care Special?
When you choose to work with one of our caregivers, you’re choosing to work with individuals committed to the best in home senior care. Each of our caregivers are trained in our unique philosophy called Interactive Caregiving™, meaning they will provide support for your loved one’s physical, mental, and social health in order to ensure they are able to live happily and independently in their own home.
With our flexible care plans, this can include as much support as you or your loved one needs. From helping with daily chores around the home, to creating nutritious and delicious meals, to simply spending time together, our caregivers can do it all! Each of our caregivers is also fully licensed and able to provide transportation for seniors who have AMD or vision impairment and are unable to drive. This means seniors never have to worry about how they’re going to attend doctor appointments or see their family and friends, allowing them to spend more time doing the things that they love!
If you’d like to learn more about the importance of senior eye care, how Comfort Keepers® can provide the best senior home care for you or your loved one, or if you’d like to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online anytime or call us at (240) 242-5966.