Prolonging Vision for Aging Eyes

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There is no denying the fact that getting older changes vision. After about 40 years of age our eyesight typically begins to decline. It’s a gradual process that can be affected by a number of factors such as one’s current health status and lifestyle. The following recommendations could assist in prolonging vision and protecting eyesight from the symptoms of aging.

  • Be aware of risk factors

Learn more about common health conditions that may harm vision while being aware of the risk. For example, if you have a relative with glaucoma, you may have a higher risk of developing the condition. Adapt accordingly to keep risk factors as low as possible.

  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle

Sustaining good habits will have a positive effect on the entire body – including eyesight. In addition, eating a balanced diet, taking eye vitamins to avoid deficiencies as well as maintaining a healthy body weight is a great start. Also, regular exercise can reduce your risk of conditions like age-related macular degeneration by as much as 70%.

  • Sunglasses

Be sure to shield the eyes from harmful UV rays by wearing sunglasses when outdoors. Purchase eyewear that protects against 99% -100% of UVA and UVB light.

  • Diabetic Exams/High Blood Pressure

Diabetes and high blood pressure could lead to eye-related complications. Visit a medical doctor to have a screening to look for signs for either condition. The earlier these conditions are diagnosed, the easier they will be to treat.

  • Comprehensive Eye Exams

The best action for maintaining eye health is to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. This type of eye exam is the most effective way to detect disease before severe symptoms appear.

Call Ophthalmic Specialists of Michigan today at 1-800-237-EYES (3937) to be scheduled at any of our 3 convenient locations – Dearborn, Livonia or Madison Heights.

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