Advice for Patients Over 60 About Vision

Aging causes many problems including issues with eyesight. Some age-related vision changes are normal; however, other signs may indicate a disease. At Dr. Jade and Dr. Dave’s eye care office in Lloydminster, we place great importance on recognizing signs and symptoms that could indicate more serious age-related eye problems. Simple and common-sense strategies can help you lessen the effects of vision problems caused by aging.

How Your Vision Changes as You Age

Dr. Jade and Dr. Dave can help you understand how your vision changes as you age and offer advice on protecting your eyesight. You can also visit CNIB for information on how your vision changes when you get older.

Seven Ways to Protect Your Eyesight

There are steps you can take to help protect your eyesight from age-related problems, including:

  1. Stay alert to how at risk you are for eye disease
  2. Schedule regular physical exams to check for diabetes and high blood pressure
  3. Be aware of changes in your vision
  4. Keep active and exercise frequently
  5. Maintain a healthy and balanced diet
  6. Book routine eye checkups – at least every two years
  7. Do not smoke

Get Tips for Coping with Vision Loss

Unfortunately, vision problems can seriously affect your quality of life. You can contact Dr. Jade to learn more or visit CNIB for information on coping with vision loss.

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