11/24/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/24/2021 14:55
As our nation continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have delayed routine health screenings. For some it was because providers paused nonessential medical appointments prior to an available vaccine. Others were fearful of being exposed to the virus while waiting in small office spaces.
One health screening seniors need to stay on track with is a visit to their eye doctor at least once a year. Vision problems are more common as we grow older. While some diseases can't be reversed, others can be treated with early intervention.
Vision Symptoms Not to Ignore
If you or a family elder develop any of the following vision changes, it's a good idea to call your doctor for further advice and follow-up:
From cataracts to glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), there are a variety of reasons an older adult's vision might be changing.
It's important to know that some vision changes are warning signs that can be linked to strokes and other neurological problems:
Don't wait to see if the symptoms resolve on their own before seeking treatment. Call 911 without delay.
Protect Your Eyes
If you are wondering if there are any steps you can take to protect your eyesight as you grow older, there is good news. From sunglasses to nutrition, here are a few tips for keeping your vision healthy:
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