The National Institute on Aging (NIA) reports that vision changes occur as we age. Normal changes include:
- Losing the ability to see up close
- Having trouble distinguishing colors, such as blue from black
- Needing more time to adjust to changing levels of light
Glasses, contact lenses, other vision management devices and improved lighting may help. The NIA also reports that older adults have increased chances of eye disease and serious conditions. Here are a few things to “keep a close eye on.”
- Frequent Eye Exams help find small problems before they become big problems. Yearly exams are the best way for your eye doctor to stay on top of your eye health.
- Keep Track of Medications and discuss them with your doctor. Medications and medical conditions play a role in eye health.
Care is There Help:
- Work with Eye Doctors and Opticians and can help you find the on that's right for your loved one
- Make vision appointments for your loved one and help them get home home safety after an eye appointment or procedure
- Research how your loved one's medical conditions impact their vision and research the side effects that their medications may have on their vision
- Connect your loved one with services and equipment to help them see as well as possible so they can their their best life possible.
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