Age And Your Eyes
As we age our bodies continue to change, and one of the changes many seniors will experience is vision loss or impairment. While there are many conditions that can cause your eyesight to degrade, 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 diet and lifestyle changes that you and your loved ones of all ages can make in order to help combat it.
Give us a call at (610) 563-2968 to learn more!
Simple Ways You Can Take Charge Of Your Eye Health
Our eyes are precious, so we should do what we can to take care of them but what does that consist of? Well, below are five habits you can start working on today to help you protect the health of your eyes!
- 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.
- 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.
It is important to 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 take pride in providing exceptional in home senior care for our clients and one of the ways we accomplish this is through our unique approach to in home care called Interactive Caregiving™.
What does this mean? Well, it is our philosophy that seniors are healthiest when they are nourished mentally, physically, and socially. Our caregivers will work with your loved one to plan meals, social calls, and more that they can look forward to and provide a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living. This can include everything from bathing, to helping around the house with simple chores, to ensuring that seniors stay on track with any doctor prescribed care plans or diets, and so much more. Our goal is, above all, to ensure that seniors can live happily, safely, and independently in their own home.
As a special note for seniors who have been diagnosed with AMD, have vision impairment, or are simply uncomfortable driving, each of our caregivers is a licensed driver meaning they are able to provide transportation to important doctor appointments, visits with family and friends, or even simply to the grocery store for the weekly shopping.
If you’d like to learn more about how you or your loved one can prevent vision loss, how Comfort Keepers® can provide the best in home care services for seniors with vision impairment, or if you’d like to schedule your free care consultation, please contact us online anytime or call us at (610) 563-2968.