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Older adults often underestimate the importance of having an annual vision exam. If the prescription on their glasses seems to be working well, a senior might not want to incur the expense of what seems like an unnecessary exam.
It’s important to know, however, that a yearly visit to the eye doctor includes more than just a vision test.
As we age, our risk for a variety of eye problems increases. Routine screenings can help detect a small problem before it becomes a big one. An annual vision exam can also help identify the presence of other health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
In recognition of National Eye Exam Month, here’s a quick summary of the health conditions that can be identified by scheduling a yearly visit with the eye doctor.
At Sunrise Senior Living communities, resident wellness is a priority. Programs such as Live With Action encourage residents to stay physically active, an important part of aging well. We invite you to join us for a wellness activity at a Sunrise community near you. Call today to learn more!