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5 Common Vision Issues for Older Adults

Posted by Kendal at Home on May 18, 2017 at 8:30 AM

vision issues for older adultsDo you often find yourself holding the newspaper at arm’s length to read the daily headlines? Are you squinting at your computer screen? When you go out to eat, do you have a difficult time reading the menu? If so, you’re not alone. Many older adults experience vision issues as part of the aging process.

Here, we’ll look at some common vision issues for older adults and what you can do to protect your eyesight.

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Topics: healthy aging, eye health

7 Tips for Protecting Your Vision as You Age

Posted by Kendal at Home on September 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM

eye-exam.jpgAlthough not all people experience vision issues as they age, it isn’t unusual. Fortunately, there is plenty you can do to protect your vision. The first and perhaps most important tip is to get an annual eye exam so issues are spotted as early as possible. Once you are 65 or older, annual dilated eye exams are recommended; drops are put into your eyes to dilate your pupils. The doctor can then see the backs of your eyes to proactively look for eye diseases for which you aren’t yet experiencing symptoms. You can read more details at NIH Senior Health

Here are 7 tips to start protecting your vision:

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Topics: eye health

Sight-Saving Tips for Healthy Eyes and Healthy Mature Adults

Posted by Lynne Giacobbe on August 28, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Healthy EyesAdults 65-plus are able to enjoy remarkably better eye health and fewer visual problems than they did 25 years ago. This is thanks primarily to cataract surgery improvements, better treatments for diabetes-related eye diseases, and decreased smoking resulting in fewer cases of macular degeneration. 

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Topics: mature adults, staying healthy, eye health, sight-saving tips, aging successfully

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