Age is just a number
It's never too late to care for your eyes. This gentleman is my oldest patient who is currently under my care. He is 92 years old! I'm posting this as an inspiration to continue to care for your vision.
Impact of aging on your eyes are often overlooked. Continue to drop by an ophthalmologist's office at every stage of life but it is particularly crucial to do so as you grow older. Not only we would be able to detect underlying problems which can cause vision loss but also we would be able to provide with consultation on how to take care of your eyes better.
Besides regular eye check up, maintain healthy habits such as no smoking, exercising and eating balanced food. Eating food rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, beta-carotene and lutein can reduce your risk of age-related macular degeneration (common cause of vision loss in elderly). Exercising often something many of us would give up as we age. Among the benefit if exercising would be improved blood flow which also mean the amount of oxygen that circulates through your body including your eyes. However, low impact light workout would be a better idea.
Other factors to keep an eye on for a healthy vision as we age would be to have good control of other systemic diseases or conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. These systemic diseases increase the risk of loss of vision due to adverse changes in the blood vessels of the eyes such as diabetic eye diseases, retinal vein occlusion and other.
For more information on age related macular degeneration click here.
Should you need an eye exam or consultation, feel free to make an appointment and drop by my clinic. Details here.