3 Reasons Why Eye Exams Are Critical When You’re Over 60

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Ah 60, the time of retirement. 

Meaning you get to enjoy years of fun, playing with the grandkids, and traveling around the world.  That’s what most people dream of for their retirement. However, there’s a problem that usually gets in the way. That problem is your vision. 

You see, it’s hard to do the things you love when it’s tough to see. You start having to ask for help from family members… and some people say that they feel like a burden. That’s why finding an eye care provider is SO important. 

This article will go deeper into three more of those reasons. 

  • Catch Cataracts Early

According to data from the National Eye Institute, by seventy-five, half of all Americans have cataracts. Cataracts are a painless clouding (and hardening) of the lens of your eye. This makes it hard for you to see clearly.

Plus, left untreated, cataracts can also lead to blindness. However, regular eye exams help your doctor to catch cataracts early, before they damage your eye. Also, some people report even having better vision after cataract surgery!

The important thing to note here is when cataracts affect your lifestyle have them removed. 

  • Keep Your Independence

When you can’t see, it’s hard to do things on your own. Crossing the street becomes a dangerous activity. You can’t drive yourself to the store without being at risk. Then, you have to start asking your kids, family members, and friends to help you do everyday things.

That’s not so bad for some people. Yet, as I touched on earlier, some people feel like a burden when everyone has to help them out. After all, their family members have their own busy lives. Plus, it feels great to be able to do things on your own right?

That’s another reason why taking care of your eye health is so important. Because it helps you keep your independence AND your confidence. 

  • Relax and Enjoy Your Golden Years

Your retirement is meant to be a time of fun, adventure, and relaxation. Having great vision (and someone looking over your eyes) helps you to enjoy your golden years.

It’s an amazing feeling when you can clearly see the faces of your grandchildren, or when you can travel to wherever you want to go, like going on a hike in the rainforest. 

After all, you’ve worked hard for a long time. So, make sure you’re able to enjoy the fruits of your labor. 

I hope you can see why taking care of your eyes is so important. The first step is to schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors. Our doctors here at Snead Eye Group have been helping people like you for decades. 

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