Uncategorized | August 6, 2020
While some issues with eye health are not uncommon in senior years, it is important not to ignore any problems and get regular vision tests, at least once a year. In addition to getting regular eye checkups and following doctor’s recommendations and treatment plans, older adults can also make simple lifestyle changes to maintain good eye health:
- Proper nutrition – Earing a healthy diet is important for a variety of health reasons and eye health is one of them. The good news is that your loved one can enjoy tasty foods like eggs, sweet potatoes, almonds, salmon, and organs, all of which improve eye health.
- Regular exercise – Physical activity boosts overall health, eye health including. Just make sure to speak with a physician before your loved one starts a new exercise regimen.
- Eye trauma prevention – Injuries can lead to deteriorating eye health, so it is vital that your loved one pays special attention when engaging in activities that may cause eye trauma. When needed, they should wear protective eyewear. Additional preventative measures include reducing the risk of falls and being extra careful when using sharp objects or dealing with chemicals.
- Smart computer use – Regular computer use can contribute to problems like eye irritation, blurriness or seeing double. To prevent these issues from developing, your loved one should take frequent breaks and wear corrective eyewear when using the computer. It is also a good idea to improve lighting in the room where they use the computer.
- Resolving other health problems – Decreasing eye health can be a sign of an underlying condition so your loved one should check their overall health on a regular basis and also discuss possible medication side effects with their medical team.
- Wearing sunglasses – Your loved one should wear quality eyeglasses whenever it is sunny outside.
- Quality sleep – Getting 7-8 hours of sleep per night is important for eye health too!
- Vision checkups – Senior can experience sudden changes to eye health so they should get their vision examined once a year.
How Comfort Keepers Can Help
Whether your loved one wants to adopt healthier habits, improve their health, or simply reap all the benefits that come with professional care and support, Comfort Keepers can help. Our caregivers can assist your loved one with daily tasks like meal prep, medication reminders, exercising, transportation, errands, housekeeping, and many others. Reach out to our office in Victoria, BC today to learn more about your options and get started with the best care available in the area. We are happy to be of service!