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Alzheimers care and eyesight for Hillsborough seniors: Letting the world in

Alzheimers care and eyesight for Hillsborough seniors: Letting the world in

Our eyes express our thoughts and innermost feelings. They also allow us to take in new information and better understand the world around us. Our eyesight is a precious gift, indeed! Hillsborough families considering Alzheimers care assistance for their loved one need to consider how poor and failing eyesight can affect their seniors even in the safety of home.

Improving Lighting – The Key to Better Vision

Recently a study of seniors showed that almost 40% of people tested with better vision at their eye doctor's office than they did in their own homes. Dr. Anjali Bhorade, who is an associate professor of ophthalmology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, explained that inadequate lighting was the most important factor in decreases in vision, and that more than 85 percent of seniors have lighting in their homes that is below the recommended level. She states that based on her results,  increasing the lighting in the home can dramatically increase the ability of older adults to see better. Patients in this study who had vision of 20/20 in the doctor's office could see their vision drop to as low as 20/40...

Clear Sight – Ensuring that Vision is at its Best

The human eye is an amazingly wonderful creation. It's the primary way in which most people interact with the world. But as people get older, they can find that their sight isn't so clear - and that's a cause for concern. Lack of good vision is about more than seeing a sunrise - rather poor vision compromises the quality of everyday life and can shortchange an individual's ability to live independently. There are two main components to the human eye - protein and water. As we age, the proteins in the lens of the eye can begin to build up, causing cloudiness that keeps light from entering and making its way toward the optic nerve, allowing vision to occur. When this happens it's called a cataract....