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A Short Discussion About Cataract and Eye Health

A Short Discussion About Cataract and Eye Health

According to the National Eye Institute, your risk of acquiring cataracts increases as you reach 40. In fact, by age 75, half of white Americans have cataracts. And by age 80, 70% of whites, 53% of blacks, and 61%of Hispanic Americans have cataracts.

But what is a cataract?

A cataract is the clouding of the lens of the eyes, which makes the person’s vision foggy.

There are different types of cataracts, including nuclear cataracts, cortical cataracts, posterior subcapsular cataracts, and congenital cataracts. Whether caused by genetics or trauma or influenced by our daily activities, cataracts can interfere with the person’s vision.

Aside from having your eyes checked by an optometrist regularly, following these eye care tips can help you and senior’s live better lives with clear eyesight.

  • Eat Healthily
    Adding foods rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, lutein, and beta-carotene into your diet can reduce your risk of age-related macular degeneration.
  • Protect Your Eyes
    When you go out & the sun is high, make sure to wear sunglasses. Also, wearing your prescription glasses or contact lenses can not only help you see better but can also reduce eye strain, preventing vision problems.
  • Clean Your Homes
    Eye injuries commonly happen in or around the home. By keeping your homes well-maintained and organized, with proper lighting and nonslip mats, you and your seniors can prevent eye injuries. But if you’re too busy, availing of professional housekeeping services never hurts.

There are other family care services in Alabama that you can avail of for yourself and for your seniors. This way, you can manage your personal affairs without having to worry about the orderliness of your homes and the well-being of your seniors.

For top-notch non-medical home care in Birmingham, Alabama, trust Friends 2 Family Care Services LLC.

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