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Eye Care Tips for Older People

Author:- viewpointeye

11/6/2020

Because our eyesight changes as we get older, almost all of us will need to wear glasses or contact lenses by the time were 65. If you have regular eye tests, wear the right lenses and look after your eyes, theres a better chance your sight will remain clear.

Have regular eye tests

An eye test is not just good for checking whether your glasses are up to date. Its also a vital check on the health of your eyes. An eye test can pick up eye diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts, as well as general health problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure.

Wear the right lenses

An eye test will establish whether you need a different prescription for your glasses or contact lenses. Its important to wear the correct prescription lenses. This will improve your quality of life and reduce the risk of accidents such as falls.

How to keep your eyes healthy

As well as having regular eye tests and wearing the correct glasses, you can do several things to keep your eyes as healthy as possible:

Eye problems as you get older

As you get older, you become more likely to get certain eye problems:

Culled from National Health Research Centre, United Kindom Website (http://www.nerc-charity.org.uk/)

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