Regardless of age, contact lenses or glasses are needed by a large portion of the population today. With age, vision deterioration is practically inevitable. In fact, the quality of sight naturally decreases by the time most humans reach their early to mid-40s. As you age, unless you’re exceptionally lucky, your vision will deteriorate.
So, is everyone doomed to a sightless retirement? No. Here, we’re going to discuss several vision care tips for the elderly. To rectify vision loss and/or prevent it, there are numerous treatments and procedures available. Even if deterioration has already been noticed, till the end of your days, you might be able to have good sight. Let’s look at some pointers regarding slowing down the vision deterioration process as you age.
What Can an Individual Do?
You can implement some self-help options, even though, to prevent or correct deterioration, the best method is frequently professional treatment. Here are some suggestions:
- Toward improving eye health, eat a diet rich in minerals and vitamins. Think vitamin C, A, and E.
- As long as it doesn’t cause pain, consider eye exercises. In different directions, roll your eyes.
- If you’re experiencing inflammation, your eyes may feel more comfortable if you lightly massage your eyelids. Ice packs sometimes help with inflammation as well.
One of the most common conditions that lead to vision deterioration is cataracts. Today, numerous successful treatment options are available. The removal and replacement of an affected lens with an artificial lens is one treatment. Crystal-clear images will be produced with the new lens. It will no longer produce a cloudy effect.
Regarding this treatment, there can be significant differences in pricing. To give you a better idea of what to expect, you may wish to do some research as to cataract treatment and other eye treatment options.
Here are some other situations:
- Retinal gene therapy is a promising new treatment for macular degeneration. This may or may not be an option, so check with a specialist and your personal physician (or that of your loved one).
- For amblyopia, restoration therapy may be of help.
- For people with astigmatism, who are nearsighted, or farsighted, Lasik surgery may be an option. Keep in mind, however, that this is considered an elective or cosmetic surgery, so it’s not likely covered by insurance.
Sometimes, reasons other than cataracts and aging cause eye irritation, blurriness, and more. Here are some suggestions if other forces are at work:
- Protect your eyes (with dark or tinted glasses) when out in the sun or under bright lights
- Take omega-3 fatty acids
- Avoid allergens
- Stop smoking
- Improve air quality
- Lubricate your eyes
- Rest and recovery
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