See How Age Affects Eye Health
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
Our eyes are incredibly important to us, so it makes sense to try our best to take care of them. It may not always be possible to completely stop age related vision loss, but there are ways you can help delay or prevent it. Below are five easy ways you can get started:
- 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.
- 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.
It is important to remember to speak with your eye doctor about any family history of vision loss or AMD so you can be tested for the condition.
What Makes Comfort Keepers® Home Care Special
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 vision loss and AMD, how choosing Comfort Keepers® in home care can benefit you or your loved one, or if you’d like to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online anytime or call us at (757) 204-1108.