Eye Care for Senior CitizensPosted on August 4, 2013 by ECR Louisville in Blog, Caregiver Education, Vision Loss
Preventive eye care is crucial to maintaining good eyesight. See your eye doctor once a year and protect your eyes from the suns ultraviolet rays by wearing quality sun glasses.
Some of the most common eye disorders that affect us seniors are diabetic eye disease and cataracts.
Diabetic Eye Disease: Diabetic eye disease should be taken very seriously, it can actually cause blindness. Many of us with diabetes mellitus may not even be aware that we have the disease. The sudden shifts and changes in blood sugar can cause vision to become very blurry. To combat and possibly prevent diabetic eye disease we should always strive to maintain a proper weight with regular exercise and good healthy eating. Also stay away from smoking at all times