World Sight Day and Senior Eye Health

As we age, many aspects of our daily life and mobility start to wear and that includes our vision. As time moves on many of us will face loss of our vision to one degree or another, and this generally will come on very gradually, a little bit at a time that is difficult to notice. Approximately 5.5 million Canadians are currently suffering from some degree of vision loss or eye disease.

With vision problems come other issues that will affect your lifestyle and ability to manage your day to day living including decreased mobility, inability to read, inability to drive, and many more depending on severity.

Some key vision issues to keep an eye out for include:

  • Glaucoma
  • Dry eyes
  • Cataracts
  • Age related Macular Degeneration
  • Low Vision
  • And more…
Senior eyes

These issues can be aggravated by a number of existing issues, such as diabetes and other manageable conditions.

We recommend regular visits to you optometrist’s office, even if you do not have any issues with your vision, as they have the tools and expertise to catch any issues that may be developing before they become an issue. Getting a full exam including a full eye dilation can make all the difference.

Please feel free to reach out to our team at any time if you are experiencing vision loss to find out how we can help you live comfortably at home for longer.

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