Day 306: Preventing Glaucoma—More on Maintaining and Guarding Your Eyesight in Senior Years

Years ago I read that everyone over the age of 65 should see an ophthalmologist once a year. Basically I have done that. And I am very thankful.  My eyesight now is as good as it has been since I was 40. I do not have glaucoma—Thank You, God. And I don’t need glasses to drive. My night vision is excellent—again, Thank You, God, because I drive to teach piano five nights a week.

I’m addressing the issue of glaucoma because I know it is a serious condition.  Several of my friends over age 70 are under care for this condition that is also generally caused by aging.

From the These tips may help you control high eye pressure or promote eye health.

  1. Eat a healthy diet. Eating a healthy diet can help you maintain your health, but it won’t prevent glaucoma from worsening. …
  2. Exercise safely. …
  3. Limit your caffeine. …
  4. Sip fluids frequently. …
  5. Sleep with your head elevated. …
  6. Take prescribed medicine.

Nov 14, 2018

Wishing you excellent vision and the means to care for your vision.

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