Aging is a natural part of life, and staying healthy as you age is the goal everyone strives for. That's why regular eye exams are vital for maintaining your vision and eye health as you age. At Wellington Eye Care, serving Wellington, Fort Collins, and surrounding areas, we use the most advanced testing to help diagnose any potential issues before they become a problem.
Patients are prone to eye-related issues as they get older. These include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts. Maintaining regular eye exams is the only way to prevent these eye conditions from seriously impacting your health. Our optometrist can diagnose eye disease early on before symptoms set in. From there, we can provide early treatment or management to ensure long-term eye health.
What you eat matters. Your eyes depend on certain vitamins and minerals, making it important to ensure they are a part of your diet in your senior years as your body starts to deteriorate. Your diet should include:
UV rays from the sun not only damage your skin but can also damage your eyes. Senior patients are more sensitive to these rays, making it essential to protect your eyes while outdoors. If you are in your senior years, you should wear protective sunglasses or a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors.
If you have been diagnosed with a chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, keeping your numbers in the lower range is vital. Letting these diseases get out of control can damage your eyes.
Aging doesn't have to mean that your eye health diminishes. At Wellington Eye Care, we help you take all the steps necessary to maintain your eye health, regardless of your age. Contact our office to make an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam or to learn more about how we can help.