As we grow older, there is a general deterioration of clarity with your eyes and this is unfortunately one of the effects of ageing.
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One of the major issues that many elderly people find is the increase in the risk of falling.
As well as this, there is also the increased likelihood of developing eye diseases as we continue to grow old. From our experience, one of the most common eye diseases that we have come across when it comes to older people are glaucoma and cataracts.
Generally, speaking, there is a substantial increase in the risk of falling once a person goes over the age of 75. We’ve seen evidence of this through our experience with working with elderly clients in not just the South Shields area but through out sister-practices dotted across the North East.
Those who suffer from other diseases such as Parkinson’s or Dementia will be more prone to falls after 75. The regular use of sedatives and prescriptions will also increase the risk of falls.
There are a number of things that you can do in order to reduce the risk of falls. Try to maintain and keep your eyes healthy for as long as possible. Having regular eye tests and meeting with your optometrist is vital to avoid any issues with your eyesight early on, especially once you are over 65. Our South Shields clinic has state-of-the-art facilities ideally suited to elderly eye care.
Lighting can also play an important role in the levels of strain that goes onto your eyes. It’s even more important to ensure adequate lighting if you are watching TV or reading a book.
Be wary when going up stairs. When possible, hold onto any railings.
In order to get a throrough overview of the state of your eyes, we would highly advise regular eye checks regardless of your age.
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