It is important to pay attention to your eye health at any age. However, once you are in your 50’s it becomes even more important to stay on top of it and here’s why:
Risk for Eye Disease Increases
During your 50s, your risk for developing eye disease increases, especially for:
- Retinal detachment
- Age-related macular degeneration
Reducing your eyes’ exposure to the sun’s UV rays, eating a healthy diet, quitting smoking, and cutting down on screen time can help reduce your risks.
Certain Health Conditions Can Affect Your Eye Health
Changes to your overall health in your 50’s can also affect your eye health. It is critical to take care of your health, especially if you have diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure. Make sure to tell your eye doctor about any health conditions you may have and any medications you may be taking.
Yearly Exams Essential for Eye Health
Having a comprehensive eye exam every year will help detect changes in your eye health that you might not otherwise notice that could be signs of eye disease. Early detection is essential to helping you keep your vision and you independence as you grow older.
Don’t skip your yearly eye exam. Call Valley Eyecare Center at (602) 955-2700 to book your appointment today!