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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Explosion of Aging Boomers with Low Vision

Vision rehabilitation maximizes hope and independence New studies predict boom in cases of low vision, but help is available. As the last of the baby-boom generation approaches the age of 65, the number of cases of visual impairment and blindness is projected to experience a boom of its own in the coming years. According to recent studies funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the number of Americans who are visually impaired—including those with low vision—is expected to double to more than 8 million by 2050. Explosion of Aging Boomers with Low Vision Low

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5 Things to Know About Glaucoma

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month Every New Year, you make a list of things you will do to stay healthy so you can feel your best. But, did you realize that feeling your best includes seeing your best too? January is Glaucoma Awareness Month – the perfect time to spread the word about the disease. So, this year, add learning about glaucoma to your list! Your eyes will thank you for it. 5 Things to Know About Glaucoma 1. Glaucoma can cause vision loss and blindness, which can’t be reversed. Glaucoma causes fluid to build up in your eye, causing pressure

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