Senior citizens often experience health issues. Sometimes, these issues are related to eye disease. However, other times, vision issues are just due to aging. With this being said, there may be some things your elderly loved one and their elder care providers can do to boost their eyesight. The tips mentioned below have helped other senior citizens to improve their eyesight. Hopefully, they can help your elderly loved one, too.

Going to Regular Ophthalmologist Appointments

Elder Care Nazareth PA - Elder Care Aid & Tips to Boosting Eyesight

Elder Care Nazareth PA – Elder Care Aid & Tips to Boosting Eyesight

A lot of the time, age-related eyesight issues are due to cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, or another eye disease. Over time, many of these disorders, will cause irreversible vision loss. This is why it is very important for senior citizens to go to their eye doctor when vision loss begins. The eye doctor can check to see if your elderly loved one has any of these disorders. If so, your elderly loved one can get treatment, before the eye disorder gets worse. If you can’t get your loved one to these appointments, you can hire elder care providers to take them.

Doing Eye Exercises

Another way that your elderly loved one can boost their eyesight is by doing eye exercises. With a simple search online, you or elder care providers can find eye exercises for your elderly loved one to do. You can also have your loved one’s eye doctor recommend eye exercises, as well. Some eye exercises your elderly loved one can start with include focusing on various objects, reading, and opening and closing their eyes.

Eating Healthier

There are many foods that can help to boost your elderly loved one’s eye health. There are foods that can improve vision, too. Some of the foods that would be good for your elderly loved one include oranges, mangoes, kiwi, corn, peas, carrots, tomatoes, and leafy green vegetables. These foods have plenty of vitamins in them. You and elder care providers should encourage your elderly loved one to eat these foods regularly.

Tips with Elder Care Help

These are some of the best tips for boosting eyesight. If your elderly loved one is already experiencing vision loss, you or an elder care provider should take them to see their eye doctor. If they do have an eye disorder, it is best to get treatment sooner rather than later. If your elderly loved one’s vision loss is just due to aging, there may be some things they can do about it, as mentioned above. If, at any time, you or your elderly loved one have additional concerns about their vision, be sure to schedule them an eye doctor appointment.

Sources:  https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/aging-and-your-eyes

If you or a loved one are in need of Elder Care Services in Nazareth PA or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Extended Family Care of Allentown. Call today at (610) 200-6097.

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