Protecting your eyesight is one of the most important things you can do to help maintain your quality of life overtime.
Remember Vision is everything. A blind man is almost out of this world!
Since the leading causes of blindness and low vision in the world are age-related diseases such as macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, protecting your eyesight as you age is an essential part of your health care.
Tips For Protecting Your Eyes
To protect your eyesight and keep your eyes healthy as you age, consider these simple guidelines:
Find out if you are at higher risk for eye diseases.
Be aware of your family’s health history. Do you or any of your family suffer from diabetes or have a history of high blood pressure? Are you over the age of 65? Are you an African over the age of 40? Any of these traits increase your risk for sight-threatening eye diseases.
Want good vision all your life? Take care of your eyes, and get regular eye exams.