aging eyes

Living Tips for Aging Eyes

Experiencing age-related vision problems can be frustrating, especially if you enjoy and active lifestyle. Many people are actually worried that they will eventually have to give up on their favourite activities, and gradually lose their independence because of these vision losses. However, there are a couple of things that you can do to adapt to vision changes and still continue to live an active life.

  • When you are reading or performing close tasks, make sure that you have enough light around you. To increase the amount of light, you can either bring in an extra lamp, or increase the wattage of the light bulbs in the room. Lamps with shade are better because they eliminate glare problems.
  • Keep in mind that your side vision and reaction time can decrease with age, so be sure to take extra precaution when you drive or walk in busy areas.
  • If you are going to drive at night, make sure your windshield, headlights, and eyeglasses are clean. Try to choose an reflection free coating for your eyeglass lenses.
  • Make sure to take your medication in a bright room, and to read the label and instructions carefully. Some pills look very much alike, and you could easily confuse them if you have trouble seeing.
  • Don't forget that regular annual eye examinations are crucial to monitor the changes in your vision, establish your eye health, and provide you with the tools to adapt to age-related vision losses.