By the age of 75, about one in four seniors have experienced vision loss, and for many, losing one’s sight can be depressing and frustrating.
But according to a new article from AARP, there are a number of ways Baby Boomers and seniors can stop vision loss:
1/ Investigate rapid changes immediately- If your vision gets worse over a short period of time, get it looked at right away. The longer you wait, the more dangerous it could become.
2/ Prevent dry eyes with artificial tears- Dry eyes can point to bigger problems such as a blocked tear duct, according to AARP, so trying out artificial tears from your local pharmacy can help.
3/ Watch your night driving- If it is becoming harder to drive at night, first check your prescription. Then, if things don’t get better, try getting your lenses re-aligned so there’s no distortion.
4/ Track your ‘floaters’- Everyone has ‘floaters,’ the small dots in our vision, AARP reports, and they are harmless, but if you ever see hundreds of them at once, go to the doctor immediately.
5/ Get tested for Glaucoma- This disease has no symptoms until the optic nerve is nearly dead, so get checked for Glaucoma even if your eyes seem fine.
6/ Watch for color changes- If things start to appear more yellow or brown than they used to, that can be due to a cataract, so see a surgeon if you notice any clouding or color changes.
These tips can apply to any Baby Boomer or senior, whether in an assisted living community or living at home, so watch your eyes so they can keep watching out for you!
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