Aug 1, 2018 by Gregg Gammello
Unfortunately, we usually take our vision for granted, and we don’t pay attention to it until it starts to diminish. Since seniors are prone to various eye problems like cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy it is important that they take good care of their eyes. Comfort Keepers of Lansdale, PA offer various home care solutions which can reduce the risk of eye diseases.
Regular checkups are crucial to protecting the eyesight. If your loved one has some kind of eye disease, it is extremely important to detect it in the early stage of its development, when it hasn’t caused much damage. In addition, optometrists can even detect other health problems your parent might have, such as high cholesterol, diabetes, and hypertension. That is why we offer transportation services as a part of our home care solutions. Our dedicated caregivers can provide transportation to and from medical appointments, thus ensuring your loved one gets there on time.
By making healthy lifestyle choices seniors can protect their eyes, and Comfort Keepers can help them achieve that goal. A diet that includes a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as fish and foods rich in antioxidants can help reduce the risk of eye disease. Our caregivers can ensure your loved one maintains a healthy nutrition without processed foods, refined carbohydrates, and sugary drinks.
Smoking can not only cause heart and lung diseases, but it can also contribute to vision loss. If your parent is a smoker, they need to keep in mind that it is never too late to quit.
During the day, especially for 11 am to 3 pm your loved one should wear UV-blocking sunglasses, as well as wide brim hat. That way they will keep their eyes safe from damaging sun rays. As a part of our home care solutions, our caregivers will make sure your loved one stays safe during hot and sunny days. They will also motivate your parent to exercise regularly, thus improving their overall health.
In this modern day and age, every person spends too much time in front of their phone, TV or computer. However, these devices can cause dry eyes, blurred vision, and eye pain. In order to avoid these symptoms, your parent should often take breaks from digital devices and position themselves at an arm’s distance away from the screen.