4 Reasons Senior Eye Exams Are Important

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4 Reasons Senior Eye Exams Are Important

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There are a few kinds of medical or health-related exams that become even more important as we get into the later years of life, and eye exams are a great example. Vision is one of a few areas that can decline with age for some people, and this is one of several reasons why regular senior eye exams should always be a priority.

At Cozy Retire, we’re proud to assist all of our senior guests around Kaysville, Layton and Ogden with any kind of health or related exam needs they may have, whether they’re in our senior living community, assisted living community or any of our other programs. Here are some of the key reasons why regular eye exams are important for seniors.

Vision Impacts Daily Life

First and foremost, it’s important to remember that vision is more than just seeing things far away. Many people may experience a decline in their ability to see up close, for example if they need to read labels or focus on objects.

As the eyes get older, they may not be as effective at adjusting between different kinds of vision tasks (such as distance and reading). Regular eye exams help your doctor decide if corrective lenses or other treatments are necessary to help you with everyday vision tasks.

Aging and Medical Conditions

Vision can be affected by aging, but it can also be impacted by certain medical conditions such as diabetes, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Regular eye exams make it easier for doctors to detect these issues early and provide appropriate treatment.

Your eyes can also be checked for risk of stroke, as well as other general health conditions such as high blood pressure or cholesterol. It’s important to stay on top of your eye health in order to catch and treat any problems that may arise from these conditions.

Decreasing Blindness Likelihood

Another key reason why regular eye exams are important is that it helps to reduce the chances of blindness or vision loss. If problems are caught early, treatments such as corrective lenses, cataract surgery or medications can be started in time to prevent further damage.

Eye exams can also provide valuable insight into the overall health of your eyes and detect any changes that may indicate a risk of blindness or vision loss.

Helps Maintain Active Lifestyle

Finally, regular eye exams can help seniors maintain an active lifestyle and continue participating in activities they enjoy. Whether it’s going for walks or playing golf, keeping your vision sharp is essential to being able to do the things that make life enjoyable.

Regular eye exams can also help reduce the risk of trips and falls by ensuring you have clear vision when moving around on stairs or uneven ground.

At Cozy Retire, we’re happy to assist all of our senior guests with their vision or health-related needs. Our team of professionals is well-trained to help seniors access the resources they need in order to keep their eyes and vision healthy, along with any other health need. Contact us today to learn about any of our caring programs or services!