Once you reach your 50s, you might notice a thing or two going downhill, for lack of a better way to put it. Your hearing isn’t quite as good as it used to be. You might start playing the trombone with the newspaper when you’re trying to read it. You end up hitting the dollar store for some cheap reading specs. Your joints probably ache a little more than when you were young. The list goes on.
Here, specifically, we’re going to talk about how to maintain senior vision – meaning into your 50s and beyond. Some of these will seem like common sense, some will revolve around diet, and some may actually be news to you.
Eye Exams on a Regular Basis
It is recommended that you have your eyes checked once a year, even if you don’t wear glasses. This can help head off or discover the following:
- Macular degeneration related to age
- Diabetic retinopathy
Resting Your Eyes
Between computer screens, reading, watching TV, phone screens, etc., your eyes take a beating. They may become dry and fatigued. Practice this method of eye resting: Use your eyes for 20 minutes, look far away for 20 seconds, and repeat.
To slow the progression of direct sunlight-induced cataracts, protect your eyes from UV light. UV sunglasses are available everywhere. What’s more, protect your eyes if you’re playing sports or working with metal, wood, glass, etc. through the use of special protective eyewear.
For both your eyes and your body, it’s beneficial to exercise at least 20 minutes per day. Improved blood circulation benefits your eyes’ blood vessels. This can help remove accumulated, potentially dangerous particles.
Smoking – Stop!
We don’t want to preach. You’ve heard it before. The thing is, including vision loss, there are numerous health concerns contributed to smoking. Specifically, it’s been linked to diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
To maintain healthy vision, it’s important to maintain a healthy weight. A well-balanced diet goes a long way here. Diseases related to obesity can affect your vision but, by eating a nutritious diet, it can be reduced.
Help prevent vision loss through the following nutrients:
- Fatty acids
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin A
Aston Gardens At Pelican Marsh Helps Retirees Maintain Their Health
By participating in our Dimensions Health and Fitness program, our residents combine exercise with socialization. The agenda focuses on the needs of each resident. This is accomplished through yoga, water aerobics, educational classes, and more. It’s part of a comprehensive fitness and wellness program as part of an exclusive lifestyle curriculum.
No matter what day of the week it is, there’s always something going on in our retirement community. Many of our amenities help our residents maintain a healthy mind and body.
If you’d like to speak to someone from Aston Gardens At Pelican Marsh about sales and leasing, please phone us at 239-215-3356. You can direct other inquiries to a representative at 239-593-1923. To simply open the lines of communication quickly and easily, fill out our convenient online form here. We look forward to speaking with you.
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