Your Eyes: More Than Just The Window To Your Soul
While it is normal for seniors to experience some degree of vision loss, it is important to remember that certain conditions can impact our vision more than others. Age-related Macular Degeneration, commonly referred to as AMD, is one example and is the leading cause of vision loss in people 50 and over!
The idea of experiencing vision loss is frightening for many seniors, but keep in mind that there are steps that seniors, and their loved ones, can take to help prevent the onset of AMD.
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Taking 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 or delay 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.
- 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.
- 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.
As always, be sure to talk to your eye doctor about any family history of AMD so you can be tested for the condition.
Comfort Keepers®: In Home Care With Compassion
The compassionate, professional caregivers of Comfort Keepers® can help seniors and other adults struggling with vision loss or macular degeneration live comfortably at home. Our caregivers can provide as much support as you or your loved one need. This can mean helping with chores around the home, providing transportation, meal preparation, and so much more!
Another way our caregivers set themselves apart is through our philosophy called Interactive Caregiving™. Interactive Caregiving™ is our unique approach to elevating home care with compassion and providing for mental, physical, and social support for you or your loved one. We believe that seniors should be able to live happily and safely in their homes while still doing the things that they love.
For seniors experiencing vision loss or AMD, our caregivers will be there to help them follow their prescribed vision care plan, stay safe in their homes, keep eye appointments, and remain in contact with their family, friends, and communities.
If you’d like to learn more about senior eye health, our in home senior care services, or if you would like to schedule your free care consultation, please contact us online anytime or call us.