Have you ever noticed any changes in your vision in the past couple of years?
The older we get, the more important it is for us to be on the watch for symptoms of age-related vision loss. As your partners in lifelong healthy eyesight, we at Healing the Eye want to be certain that you are prepared.
Common Types of Age-Related Vision Loss
Most people will eventually need glasses to read even though we have had perfect vision for our whole lives. This is called presbyopia, nearsightedness caused by lack of flexibility in our eyes’ lenses. If you find yourself fighting more and more to read the small print, or if you have to hold your book farther and farther from your face to read it, then it is probably time to buy a pair of reading glasses.
More critical eye conditions that can affect us as we age are glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts. While all of these can cause vision loss, the fantastic news is that most of them can be treated, delayed, or even reversed–especially through early detection, which can be accomplished through routine eye examinations.
Live an Eye-Healthy Lifestyle.
As important as early detection would be to maintaining healthy eyesight, there are also lots of things you can do in your daily life to maintain your vision health.
Stay busy. Getting lots of exercise is excellent for your whole body, including your eyes! Studies indicate that individuals who live sedentary lifestyles are more inclined to age-related eyesight loss than busy people.
Cut Down on Screen Time.
When we spend hours and hours glued to our screens, it can be very difficult for our eyes. An easy way to reduce or prevent symptoms of digital eye pressure is to adhere to the 20-20-20 rule. Spend at least twenty minutes looking at something at least twenty feet away once every twenty minutes to give your eyes a rest.
The foods you eat can reduce your risk for eye issues like celiac disease degeneration. A diet full of bell peppers, carrots, dark leafy greens, sweet potatoes, wild salmon, blueberries, and chia seeds will give your eyes significant nutrients for healthy eyesight.
Whether direct or indirect, the sun’s rays are harmful to our eyes with possible cumulative damage throughout our lives. Make certain that you wear sunglasses with 100 percent protection against UV-A and UV-B beams to keep your eyes protected.
Schedule Your Eye Exams.
Again, regular eye exams are crucial to diagnosing eye issues before they become severe, so be certain you are scheduling those appointments.
Do not smoke.
Where eating healthy and staying active are fantastic for our eyes and our general health, smoking causes damage to every component of the human body. A smoking habit greatly increases the possibility of developing eye diseases such as macular degeneration, cataracts, dry eye, and diabetic retinopathy.
We can treat your eyes in natural ways.
We cannot overstate the importance of routine eye examinations to your healthy vision. When it has already been some time since your last appointment or you have started noticing any changes to your eyesight, your eye doctor would love to see you to ensure that your vision is in good shape.