Stress – A Strain on Eyesight

“I am a little worried as my eyes seem to be getting worse. I’ve been under a tremendous amount of stress the past month,” shared a patient with macular degeneration. Anyone with a degenerative eye disease can relate and knows about the anxiety and stress vision loss creates. For those with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) the loss of one’s ability to see what’s straight ahead can mean the loss of a job, the loss of a driver’s license, difficulty reading and the inability to recognize a face.   Concern over finances and the ability to live independently can promote feelings of

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10 Magnifying Tips for those with Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the loss of central vision – it is not blindness but rather low vision. Low vision means that a person’s vision cannot be corrected by prescription glasses or through any medical or surgical intervention. Magnifiers for macular degeneration are meant to make the most of one’s usable vision. Often people want to know what the best macular degeneration magnifier is. The answer is that there is no one magnifier that is going to meet all of one’s needs for magnification. The type of magnifier you select depends on what activity it will be used for. It may

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Why Vision Changes with Age and How to Slow It Down

How Home Care Helps Seniors with Vision Loss or Impairment

While a huge number of today’s population need the help of glasses or contact lenses to improve their sight, it’s almost inevitable that vision will deteriorate with age. It’s estimated that once we reach early-mid 40s, quality of sight will naturally decrease and unless you’re incredibly lucky, it’s likely to happen to almost all of us as we age. However, while this process is considered natural, we’re certainly not doomed to a retirement without sight. There are multiple procedures and treatments that can be done to both prevent and rectify this process, meaning you’ll likely still have sight until the

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Medicare coverage for Macular Degeneration or Vision

When it comes to Medicare, it’s important to know what services are covered. While many services are covered under Medicare, there are still inquiries about vision and macular degeneration coverage. Services that are considered elective, such as vision, dental, and hearing, are usually not covered under Original Medicare. So, will Medicare provide coverage for macular degeneration or vision? Certain conditions, since they are considered medical, will be covered under Original Medicare. A great example is age-related, Macular Degeneration. What Vision Services are Covered by Original Medicare? Conditions such as cataracts surgery and glaucoma treatment are covered benefits. Medicare will cover

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5 Important Things to Do for a Visually Impaired Senior

Vision loss in seniors is inevitable. But it becomes a real challenge for them to deal with vision loss because it affects their independence in even the most ordinary daily tasks. As a loved one or a caregiver of such seniors, it is important to understand the challenge these seniors face to help them in making their lives better. 5 Important Things to Do for a Visually Impaired Senior Listed here are a few crucial things to keep in mind… Create a list of important instructions and numbers Create a list which consists all the important instructions and contact numbers on

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Five Things You Should Know About Diabetic Eye Disease

Each year in March, many people hear about Diabetes Alert Day, a one-day “wake-up call” to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes. On this day, many organizations encourage individuals to take the diabetes risk test and learn about their family history of diabetes. Five Things You Should Know About Diabetic Eye Disease Diabetes has become an epidemic in the United States. In the past 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diagnosed cases of diabetes have increased more than 30 percent. If diabetes is not managed, it can lead to serious complications, including vision

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Love at First Sight –  How to See More with Macular Degeneration

Do you remember a time when you caught sight of something that made your heart pound and your pulse race? Was it seeing your first love across a crowded school gymnasium or was it something as simple as a firework exploding on the Fourth of July? Something that we all love, but often take for granted is our vision. For some people with age-related macular degeneration, seeing the faces of their family and friends or being able to read a conversation heart on a piece of Valentine’s Day candy is impossible. That’s because macular degeneration is a progressive disease, which

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Glaucoma Facts Protect Eyes

Glaucoma Facts Protect Eyes Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States.  Glaucoma causes fluid to build up in your eye, causing pressure that can damage the optic nerve, which transfers visual images to your brain. But, you can save your vision with early detection and treatment.  Nearly 3 million Americans have glaucoma. Half don’t know it. Lack of awareness and the absence of symptoms are preventing people from detecting the disease early. You can change that!  Find out if you have glaucoma.Glaucoma Facts Protect Eyes If detected early, before noticeable vision loss occurs,

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How Home Care Helps Seniors with Vision Loss or Impairment

How Home Care Helps Seniors with Vision Loss or Impairment

Poor eyesight is a serious health concern for American seniors. Roughly one in three seniors copes with some form of vision loss or vision impairment. Poor vision is linked with lower quality of life, poor self-care, and increased risk of injury and poor health. One study from 2014 found that, over an eight year period, seniors with poor vision faced a 16% higher risk of mortality compared to those without vision problems. How Home Care Helps Seniors with Vision Loss or Impairment One way to fight back against elderly vision impairment is through home care services. While home care services can’t restore

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