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.
Give us a call at (586) 200-6712 to learn more!
Change A Few Habits, Have Better Vision
No matter what age you are, the fact remains that vision is an incredibly important sense, so why not form habits that help take care of it? There may not always be a surefire way to completely prevent vision loss, but picking up one or more of the following habits can certainly help!
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Comfort Keepers®: In Home Care With Compassion
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 senior eye health, why our caregivers are the best in the business, or if you’d like to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online or call us at (586) 200-6712.