As we age, our eyes undergo changes that can lead to various age-related vision problems. For instance, the risk of developing cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma increases with age.
As one of the providers of home care in New Jersey, we at Neuron Health Systems celebrateSave Your Vision Month, and together, let us raise awareness and take steps to protect vision and maintain eye health as we age.
One of the most important things we can do to protect our vision is to get regular eye exams to help detect any changes in vision early and identify eye diseases before they progress.
In addition to regular eye exams, maintaining a healthy diet can also help protect your eyes and maintain vision. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids can provide essential nutrients for eye health. Our homemaker can help prepare these.
Protecting our eyes from harmful UV rays is another vital step in maintaining eye health. Wearing sunglasses with UV protection can help reduce the risk of cataracts and other eye diseases caused by UV radiation.
Avoiding smoking is also crucial for maintaining eye health. Smoking can increase the risk of cataracts, macular degeneration, and other eye diseases.
Finally, taking steps to protect our eyes from injury is also important. When working with tools or participating in sports, wearing protective eyewear can help prevent eye injuries that can lead to vision loss.