Wednesday March 18, 2015
In this edition of Wellness Wednesday’s, we look at some helpful tips for preserving eyesight and improving vision.
As you or your loved one grows older it is normal to notice vision changes related to aging. It is important to be aware of what changes to eyesight may occur so that you or your loved one are prepared.
What effects of aging on vision should you/your loved one be aware of?
According to Health Canada, the effects of aging on vision can range from mildly irritating changes to serious eye diseases.
Mild changes may include:
Serious conditions may include:
How can you/your loved one correct vision problems and minimize risk?
For most seniors, normal age-related vision loss can be corrected with glasses, medication, or surgery. The Eye Foundation of Canada suggests that even with more serious conditions, using vision aids and making changes to you or your loved ones home and routine can help keep you or your loved one safe.
Here are some steps you/your loved one can take to stay safe and independent, despite vision changes:
Remember that although changes in eyesight can be a natural part of aging, it is important to talk to an eye care professional at the first sign of vision-loss in order to prevent the development of diseases which could be permanently damaging to the health of the eye.
Don’t miss our next edition of Wellness Wednesday’s where we provide dental care tips for seniors!
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