3 Ways To Protect Your Vision For Healthy Vision Month

May 16, 2016

Taking care of your eyes is always a priority, from preschool through retirement and beyond.

May is healthy vision month, and we at Arise Cares would like to remind you to make eye health a priority for you or a loved one moving forward. Many eye diseases don’t have symptoms, so without proper prevention and regular eye exams, it’s difficult to know if something is wrong.

You may be busy and unable to provide the level of care you would like an elderly relative to have. Our home care aides can give personal care to your loved one, as well as assist them in maintaining their vision in various ways.

1. Medication Reminders

Vision test and glasses graphicPart of keeping vision healthy is consistently taking the medication prescribed by a doctor. Whether the medication is for cataracts, diabetes-related conditions, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration or any other condition, our home care aides can keep medication schedules on track, ensuring the doctor’s orders are followed.

2. Meal Preparation/Nutritional Help

Living a healthy lifestyle through a nutrient rich diet is important to the health of your vision. Everyone says carrots are good for your eyes, but eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, particularly dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens, is important for keeping your eyes healthy. Research has also shown there are eye health benefits from eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, tuna, and halibut.

A home care aide can assist in this by preparing consistent, healthy meals for you or your loved one, as often as they need it. Home care aides can be present from as few as one to as many as 24 hours per day to ensure eye health is maintained through proper nutrition.

3. Transportation To Eye Appointments

Another service home care aides offer is transportation to appointments, including eye appointments. It’s important to get a comprehensive, dilated eye exam to know if eyes are healthy and if you or your loved one are seeing well.

A home care aide also is present with you or your loved one and can see if their condition is deteriorating, and an unscheduled eye exam is needed.

Our home care aides are passionate about providing the highest quality service and have the kindness and training to do so. Contact Arise Cares today to find out how we can help you or your loved maintain their vision, longer.