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How to Maintain Optimal Vision as You Grow Older

Growing older changes our eyesight but nearly all age-related vision changes can be treated in one way or another, usually with medication or surgery. Preserving vision is attributed to overall health with proper nutrition, exercise, managing lifestyle factors and taking precautions with environmental elements. The National Institute on Aging recommends the following tips on how to maintain optimal vision as you grow older: wear sunglasses that block UV radiation, quit smoking, eat a healthy diet of foods that support ocular health, be physically active by keeping a healthy weight, reduce high blood pressure, manage diabetes if you have it, and reduce eye strain in the digital world by looking at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. 

Regular eye exams are the cornerstone for maintaining optimal vision as you grow older. Comprehensive eye exams help detect changes in your vision, even changes that haven’t yet affected your sight yet. Early detection of underlying medical problems or risks to your eyesight can be discovered with a series of simple, painless tests. During the exam, an ophthalmologist will examine the eyes for signs of ocular diseases that include cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, as well as certain cancers and allergies. 

Take precaution at the first sign of vision changes such as blurred vision, eye floaters, dry eye and distorted or clouded vision by seeking immediate medical attention. While many eye diseases and conditions can be treated or managed in the early stages, delaying an assessment with an ophthalmologist may result in vision loss or blindness. 
With extensive knowledge and cutting-edge technology, Skyline Vision Clinic employs a range of services that include visual acuity assessments, refraction evaluation, intraocular pressure measurements, retinal imaging and more to provide you with a wealth of invaluable insight to your eyesight. For your best eye health and clarity of vision, book your eye exam today by calling 719-630-3937 or clicking here WEBSITE.