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4 Ways to Care for Your Eyes as You Age

July 6th, 2020

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Your vision is one of the first senses you may notice changing as you get older, but there are a few things you can do to keep your aging eyes in tip-top shape. 

1. Keep up a Good Diet 

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, diets that include kale, salmon, oranges, and black-eyed peas will benefit both the heart and eyes. Plus, foods that include the nutrient beta-carotene can help your night vision. Look for orange-colored foods like carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupes, and apricots. 

2. Wear Sunglasses 

Too much exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can increase your risk for cataracts in aging eyes, so it’s important to remember sunglasses when you go outside. As an added bonus, sunglasses protect the delicate skin around you and keep your eyes ready for summer too.

3. Reduce Screen Time

Staring at a phone, television, or computer screen can cause eye strain. It’s important to give your eyes a break during the day. Practice the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break, and look at something at least 20 feet away. This trick should keep the strain on your eyes in check. 

4. Get an Annual Eye Exam The most important thing you can do for your eyes as you enter your golden years is to get an annual eye exam. As you age, you may notice your eyes changing. Whether it’s a prescription change or an age-related eye disease like glaucoma or cataracts for eye protection, the doctors of Bagan Strinden Vision can help you with a treatment plan. If you make it a priority to see your eye doctor each year, he or she will be able to keep track of your vision changes over time to keep your eyes as healthy as possible as you age. 

Why Choose Bagan Strinden Vision

We at Bagan Strinden Vision have years of experience in eye procedures such as Cataract Surgery, General Eye Care, Glaucoma Surgeries, Laser Vision Correction, and Eyelid Procedures. Contact us today if you or anyone in your family is experiencing eye-related issues. We will provide you with the best possible treatment at affordable prices. In addition, our team is up-to-date, skilled, and professional in treating eye-related problems. Feel free to contact us today for a consultation.


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