September: Healthy Aging Month

By 2050, more than 88 million Americans will be age 65 or older. As our eyes age, changes will occur like our pupils get smaller and less responsive to light and there will be a decline in our color vision. Also, we’re at higher risk of dry eyes, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. No one can turn back Father Time, but we can certainly do our part to age well.

  • Have a comprehensive eye exam

    Make sure your eyes are healthy by getting regular eye exams with dilation.

  • Know your risk factors

    Having a family history of eye diseases puts you at higher risk for developing them.

  • Eat right to protect your sight

    Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, especially kale, collard greens and spinach. Also eat fish rich in omega 3 fatty acids like tuna and salmon.

  • Wear shades and a wide rimmed hat

  • Don’t smoke

  • Use protective eyewear

Make eye exams a part of your healthcare routine. We can partner with you to check the status of your eyes so that we can detect problems early. Schedule your eye exam today.