How Your Vision Changes As You Age
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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Simple Ways You Can Take Charge Of Your Eye Health
You may not always be able to stop age-related vision loss but there are ways you can help prevent it. Below are a few tips to help you get started!
- 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.
- Take antioxidant vitamins and minerals (following a physician-prescribed regimen), which have been linked to lower risks of advanced AMD development.
- 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.
As always, speak with 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
When you choose to work with Comfort Keepers®, you’re choosing the best possible home care for your loved one. Our goal is to provide seniors with as much support as they need to live happily, safely, and independently within their own homes, rather than in “the home”.
One of the ways we accomplish this is with our unique approach to care called Interactive Caregiving™ which means that your senior will be supported mentally, physically, and socially. Our caregivers work with the seniors they care for in order to ensure they are eating nutritious meals that are still tasty, are following doctor prescribed care plans or diets, and are spending time doing the things they enjoy.
As a special note for seniors who are unable to drive due to AMD or vision impairment, each of our caregivers is a licensed driver and are able to provide transportation to important doctor appointments, special events like classes at the local senior center, visits to family or friends, or anywhere else they need to go.
If you’d like to learn more about how to prevent senior vision loss and AMD, how Comfort Keepers® senior care services elevate the human spirit, or if you would like to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online anytime or call us at (267) 293-7434.