aging eyes

Protect Your Aging Eyes

Protect Your Aging Eyes

Submitted by Pycraft Family… on Mon, 05/06/2019 - 9:00am

As we age, it becomes increasingly important for us to take better care of our eyesight since we become more susceptible to age-related eye issues.

Macular degeneration or cataracts can cause impaired vision or even blindness. 

Here are some tips to help your eyesight as you age. Your diet is extremely important for your eyes. It can affect both your overall health and your eyes.

A diet that is high in saturated fat and sugar may increase your risk of eye disease.

Healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, and fish are a better substitute for your eyesight (and your overall health profile). It’s never too late to improve your diet.Contact your primary care physician for help if you are struggling with these changes. 

A daily nutritional supplement can also help your eyesight. By increasing your intake of vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, or other nutrients you can help protect your eyes. 

And by protecting your eyes from powerful UV rays or blue light exposure you can help keep your eyes healthy.

Wear your sunglasses when you are outside and take breaks from screen time. The most effective measure that can protect your aging eyes is to contact your family eye care provider to schedule an eye exam, which can catch issues early. 

To schedule an eye exam with your Wooster family eye care team, contact Pycraft Family Eye Care today.