Our eyes are a part of us that we use every day. We watch our loved ones grow and we can see times changing slowly over the course of our lives. Good or bad, our eyes are with us to help us learn and understand new things, and while we navigate that information our eyes keep us alert to potential dangers. So if our eyes are an important part of looking out for us and keeping us safe, then it must be important to keep an eye out for them as we get older, right?
Aging Americans make up the greatest percentage of those at risk for any number of ocular disorders or other visual impairments. One in every six Americans aged 65 or older already has some type of optical damage that unfortunately cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses, but just about every elderly person I’ve ever met is too stubborn to go to a professional eye doctor and get looked at regularly. Routine examinations are the only way for trained optical health professionals to determine your specific needs and prevent major damage or deterioration as a person ages. Neglecting to participate in regular check ups can mean sacrificing your vision; it’s as simple as that.
Throughout September, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is celebrating Healthy Aging Month in a grand effort to combat lack of awareness and proper vision care for elderly patients. It is vital for people, especially those who are elderly, to maintain proper physical care of each element of their bodies to ensure a long healthy life. In the same way it is important to see a doctor regularly for heart health, brain health, and more, so to is it vital to protect arguably one of the most important of your five senses.
There are numerous signs and symptoms of vision loss that could save your sight should you catch it early enough. Part of the job of a qualified optometrist is to ensure that you are taking the necessary measures to protect your vision long term when you aren’t in their office. We will give you all the tips and tricks you, or loved ones, need to watch out for signs of visual deterioration so that you can quickly make an appointment when the time comes. All you have to do is go in today call Alpine Eye Care at 1.877.733.2020 or fill out the form below to schedule an appointment today to learn more about our practice, read patient testimonials, and receive excellent care.