Yes, aging will affect your eyes, but vision loss isn’t the norm. Follow these tips to keep your eyes and overall health in good shape.
- Health problems may show in your eyes first
Routine exams are needed to stay ahead of silent eye diseases, but eye exams can also detect conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, vitamin deficiencies, and more before any symptoms surface.
- Know Your Family’s Medical History
Identifying risk factors is an important part of preventing eye diseases from stealing your sight. Don’t be afraid to discuss family history, ethnicity, age, and other factors when seeing your eye doctor.
- Healthy Living
Eating well and exercising are important for every aspect of your health. As you get older, the consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle are felt much more. Reducing the risks of health conditions like obesity and diabetes will protect your eyes as well.
- Eye exams more often
Plan to get your eyes checked yearly. The risk of eye problems increases with age, and having yearly exams will keep you on top of potential problems like glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and more.
Poor vision doesn’t have to come with old age. Set yourself up for a life of healthy sight. For more information click https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/seniors-eye-health-tips.