Across the world, people are living longer than ever before. According to the World Health Organization, by 2020 (that’s next year, people!), the number of people aged 60 years and older will outnumber children younger than the age of 5. Wow!
September is Healthy Aging Month
It’s a great time to focus on our senior population as it pertains to staying fit, staying active, staying safe and staying healthy. Here at Eye Medical Clinic, we love to serve our senior patients and are a trusted resource for all the eye-related issues that accompany aging.
Maybe you’ve heard it said, Life begins at 50! But that doesn’t mean vision loss has to. Let’s talk about the importance of making healthy vision a priority in every season but especially as you age.
While vision loss isn’t a normal part of aging, older adults are at higher risk for certain eye diseases and conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, dry eye and more. Some of these conditions have no early symptoms, but, not to worry; they are easily detected during a comprehensive eye exam.
Take Charge of Your Vision. Have a Dilated Exam
If you are aged 50 or older, make a point of seeing us annually. Having a dilated eye exam every year can help detect age-related eye diseases in their earliest stages. Early detection and treatment can help save your sight. So even if you are not experiencing vision problems, you should have an annual eye exam. This is one of the best things you can do to protect your precious sight!
Did You Know?
More than 40 million Americans are currently age 65 or older, and this number is expected to grow to more than 88 million by 2050. By that same year, the number of Americans with age-related eye diseases is expected to double, and the number of people living with low vision is projected to triple. Early detection and treatment are key to saving sight.
Let’s Talk Cataracts
Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50. According to Prevent Blindness America, cataracts currently affect more than 22 million senior Americans. Cataracts cannot be treated with medication or changes to lifestyle and diet. They must be surgically removed in order for vision to be restored. When cataracts begin to negatively affect your lifestyle and activities, it’s time to talk to an expert.
Eye Medical Clinic is proud to offer the latest technologies and techniques in cataract surgery, including Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery. And major advances in lens exchange procedures allow people just like you to continue to live your life the way you want to live it. At Eye Medical Clinic, we offer a variety of Premium Lens Implants that can correct your cataracts AND get you out of your glasses or bifocals.
Healthy Aging Month is the ideal time to schedule a cataract evaluation. Take control of your health (including your eyes!). We’d love to partner with you.
Eye Medical Clinic – Eye Medical Clinic has built a reputation for quality eye care that generations of families have come to trust. We invite you to experience the VIP treatment every patient can expect to receive at Eye Medical Clinic. Our team of experienced doctors, as well as a highly trained staff, is dedicated to helping you enjoy your life to the fullest…with the clear vision you deserve.