About Eye Care
Eye care is essential for caregiving as it is necessary for maintaining independence, reducing the risk of falls, and providing quality of life. It is also important for maintaining overall health and well-being.
Our aging loved ones may experience age-related eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, dry eyes, and presbyopia. Treating these diseases early can help prevent vision loss and other serious health problems. That’s why we offer options for caregivers to help provide loved ones with proper eye care that can help improve vision, reduce strain on the eyes, and improve overall performance.
- Eye Drops - for those who experience dry eyes, inflammation, infection, and irritation, choose from a variety of eyedrops to provide relief from the discomfort
- Contact Lens Solution - contact lens wearers are no stranger to the need to clean and disinfect contact lenses to keep those lenses moist and comfortable
- Eye Washes - flushes out debris, dilutes chemical irritants and helps to refresh red, tired eyes
- Glasses Cleaners & Cloths - Ideal for cleaning eye protection gear, glasses and loupes
- Eye Masks - includes cold masks that reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain as well as eye patches to protect an injured or surgically altered eye and help the healing process
- Reader Glasses - provides magnification for close-up tasks , such as reading the paper or completing a crossword puzzle
How does vision change as we age?
Vision in older adults is often affected by age-related changes such as presbyopia, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. These changes can cause difficulty with near and far vision, increased sensitivity to glare, and reduced color perception.
How do you keep your eyes healthy?
Healthy eyes can help us to see clearly, stay safe, and appreciate the beauty of the world around us. Some suggestions for keeping eyes healthy:
- Wear sunglasses with UV protection.
- Visit an eye doctor regularly.
- Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
- Avoid smoking.
- Limit screen time.
- Wear protective eyewear when engaging in hazardous activities.
- Take breaks from intense activities such as reading or using a computer.
- Use artificial tears to keep eyes moist.
- Exercise regularly.
- Get adequate sleep.
What is the importance of eye care?
Eye care is important for maintaining good vision and preventing eye diseases. Regular eye exams can detect problems early and help protect vision.
What is a cold eye mask good for?
A cold therapy eye mask can reduce inflammation, soothe tired eyes, and provide relief from headaches and sinus pressure. It can also help to reduce puffiness and dark circles.
How can I help my elderly with vision problems?
Here are some ideas to help older loved ones with vision problems:
- Provide large-print books and newspapers.
- Install brighter lighting in their home.
- Make sure their eyeglasses are up-to-date.
- Offer to read aloud to them.
- Make sure they have regular eye exams.
- Use contrasting colors to make items easier to see.
- Use a magnifying glass when needed.
- Offer to drive them to appointments or errands.
- Provide them with audio books or other audio materials.
- Use large-print labeling on food containers and other items.
- Offer to help them with tasks that require vision, such as cooking, cleaning, reading mail, managing finances, or shopping.
How do I reduce eye strain?
Take frequent breaks from screens, adjust monitor settings, adjust lighting, use blue light-blocking glasses, blink often, use eye drops, and practice good posture.