Your Eyes: More Than Just The Window To Your Soul
We all know that our bodies change as we continue to age, and one change that many seniors will experience is vision loss or impairment. There are many conditions that can cause vision loss, but some are more prevalent than others. In fact, one kind called Age-related Macular Degeneration, commonly referred to as AMD, is the leading cause of vision loss for people age 50 and over.
While vision loss is certainly unpleasant and possibly upsetting for many to think about, there are ways you can help combat it. With a few simple changes to diet or lifestyle, seniors and their loved ones can help improve their eye health.
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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.
- Exercise regularly, which research has found can help to decrease odds for developing AMD.
- Eat dark, leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, which are high in antioxidants that can help to reduce the progression of macular degeneration.
- 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.
- Take antioxidant vitamins and minerals (following a physician-prescribed regimen), which have been linked to lower risks of advanced AMD development.
As always, remember to speak with your eye doctor about any family history of vision loss or AMD so you can be tested for the condition.
Why Choose Comfort Keepers®?
When you choose to work with a Comfort Keepers® caregiver, you’re choosing the best quality senior care. Each of our caregivers is specially trained in our unique approach to care called Interactive Caregiving™, meaning their mental, physical, and social health will be supported in order to ensure they can live happily and independently in their own homes.
We offer flexible care plans that can include as much support as you or your loved one requires. From bathing, to helping around the home with laundry or cleaning, to creating meal plans that are delicious and nutritious, our caregivers will be there!
As a special note for seniors who have been diagnosed with AMD or have vision impairment, each of our caregivers is fully licensed and able to provide transportation to doctor appointments, social events, or simply to the grocery store for the weekly shopping trip.
If you’d like to learn more about how to prevent age related vision loss and AMD, how our caregivers use compassion and Interactive Caregiving™ to provide the best senior care services, or if you would like to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online anytime or call us at (585) 209-3728.