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 MayoClinic.org: 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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