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Eye Care Through The Ages

POSTED ON March 9, 2011

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Our eyesight is valuable.  It is something many of us take for granted and something 46% of those surveyed by the American Optometric Association in the Eye-Q study say they worry about losing most.  Taking care of our eyes and our vision is something adults of all ages need to do according to many Indiana eye doctors like Dr. Tavel and his board certified associates so we can ensure good eye health in the future. Here is what adults can do now to ...

Our eyesight is valuable.  It is something many of us take for granted and something 46% of those surveyed by the American Optometric Association in the Eye-Q study say they worry about losing most.  Taking care of our eyes and our vision is something adults of all ages need to do according to many Indiana eye doctors like Dr. Tavel and his board certified associates so we can ensure good eye health in the future.

Here is what adults can do now to protect their vision in the future:

In your 20-30s prevent future vision problems by taking care of your eyes with proper nutrition, not smoking, and wearing sunglasses to block damaging UV-rays.

If vision correction is needed usually glasses or contact lenses can fix vision.  Taking care of your body with exercise and good nutrition is a must during this time.

In your 40-50s reading at work or for pleasure often becomes difficult as our eyes lenses and focusing ability changes as we age and presbyopia develops.  Other issues may arise for those in this age range as seeing at night can become difficult and seeing far distances.  Eye doctors like Dr. Tavel can prescribe vision correction lenses to help with these issues and also check for other symptoms of eye diseases that may begin to arise.

Continuing to eat right and exercise daily is a must to keep eyes healthy in the future.

In your 60s and beyond adults need to visit their Indiana eye doctor every year to make sure eye health is at its best and to monitor for the onset of eye diseases like age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma.  Sharing your family history with your optometrist and getting a comprehensive eye exam is a must during these years to prevent vision damage from these often symptomless diseases.

Early detection is key so visit your eye doctor every year to care for your eyes through the ages!

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