See How Age Affects Eye Health in Fairfax, VA
Growing older comes with many changes, and one of the most common ones is age related vision loss. There are many reasons your vision may change with age, but one of the most prevalent is Age-related Macular Degeneration, or AMD. In fact, AMD is the leading cause of vision loss for people age 50 and over!
The idea of vision loss is scary for many of us, but it is important to remember that there are often simple changes that seniors, and their loved ones, can make to their diet or lifestyle to help combat it.
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How Small Changes Can Have Big Results
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!
- Take antioxidant vitamins and minerals (following a physician-prescribed regimen), which have been linked to lower risks of advanced AMD development.
- 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.
- 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.
Always, 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.
Why You Should Choose Comfort Keepers® Personal Care
When you choose to work with Comfort Keepers®our compassionate caregivers will keep an eye on your senior. If they have been diagnosed with AMD or have vision impairment, their caregiver can ensure they are following any doctor prescribed care vision plans and keeping up with regular eye check ups using our unique approach to in home care called Interactive Caregiving™.
What does this mean? Well, in a nutshell, it means that all of our caregivers are trained to engage clients physically, mentally, and socially ─ and provide a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living. From providing transportation to appointments to creating delicious and nutritious meal plans, to simply helping around the house with chores, our caregivers can do it all while allowing seniors to live safely and independently in their own home.
If you’d like to learn more about how regular doctor check ups and care can improve senior eyesight, how our caregivers can assist seniors with vision loss or AMD, or if you’d like to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online anytime or call us at (703) 520-2189.