This month you will probably be hearing more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), as February is the designated month to bring awareness.
AMD is where central vision is lost in both eyes. Friends for Sight report that it is the number one cause of eyesight loss in those 65 and older. This month they especially urge the general public to get their eyes checked, and continue to do so on a regular basis.
Prevent Blindness America offers these tips to reduce your risk of vision loss:
- Get dilated eye exams regularly
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
- Quit smoking
- Wear 100% UV-blocking sunglasses
Take the awareness and prevention challenge with us at SYNERGY HomeCare. Take even one hour to assess your situation and that of those you love and if necessary make a health plan to keep your vision in check.
SYNERGY HomeCare's caregivers understand the many challenges that AMD brings to the daily lives our clients. Part of our hands-on caregiver training includes vision loss simulation. This allows our caregivers to truly empathize with the specific needs and struggles of our clients who are living with AMD.
SYNERGY HomeCare provides a variety of in-home care services such as senior home assistance, homecare support, and in-home companionship services and respite to families living in Castle Rock, Parker, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lakewood, Lone Tree, Larkspur, Elizabeth and Monument. Call SYNERGY HomeCare today to learn more and discuss your options at 303-953-9924.