Eye health is a serious issue for seniors, as poor vision can cause great difficulty and disruption in their lives. Poor eye health can diminish the quality of life, leading to depression and anxiety. With today’s technology, it’s easier to keep track of eye health and maintain healthy vision.
Seniors can improve their eye health by regularly scheduling an eye exam with a qualified optometrist or ophthalmologist. An eye exam can detect any underlying issues with their eyes, such as glaucoma or cataracts, before they become more serious. Seniors may also benefit from wearing glasses or contact lenses to improve their vision.
Proper nutrition is also vital for eye health. A menu plan rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants can help seniors maintain healthy eyes. Fruits and vegetables are particularly beneficial, as they contain vital nutrients like vitamins A and C necessary for eye health. Regular exercise is excellent for improving circulation, which can help prevent age-related vision issues such as macular degeneration and glaucoma.
Finally, limiting the amount of time spent looking at screens is important. Excessive screen use is one of the leading causes of digital eye strain, which can be very uncomfortable and lead to fatigue. Seniors should make sure to take frequent breaks from screens and give their eyes a rest.
Overall, eye health is an essential part of health for seniors. Regular checkups, proper nutrition, exercise, and limited use of electronic devices can help keep eyes healthy and improve vision.
Melody Living’s senior living communities incorporate the 8 Dimensions of Wellness daily to help keep seniors healthy and vibrant. At our senior living community in Lake in the Hills, we provide all the necessary resources for seniors to maintain their eye health as part of a holistic approach to wellness.
To learn more about how Melody Living helps seniors experience a Life in Harmony™, call us at 847-957-7070 to schedule a private tour today.
525 Harvest Gate Road
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156