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Your eyesight is one of your most important senses: 80% of what we perceive comes through our sense of sight. By protecting your eyes, you will reduce the odds of blindness and vision loss while also staying on top of any developing eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma.

Carolina SeniorCare brings specialists to you.  Today, the Optometrist will be at the Carolina SeniorCare Day Center assisting participants.  Healthy eyes contribute to improving your overall health and quality of life!

Eye Exams: Preventative Maintenance

You can think of regular visits to the eye doctor as “preventative maintenance” for the rest of your body. The eyes are the windows to the body. They are the only place where your blood vessels can be viewed in their natural state without a surgical procedure. With this visual inspection of the blood supply, optometrists can spot many health conditions and vision problems just by taking a glance into your eyes.

In one quick eye exam a doctor could spot:

High cholesterol
High blood pressure
Diabetes
Liver disease
Brain tumors
Macular degeneration
Glaucoma
Cataracts
Various blood diseases

Eye Health = Brain Health

Healthy brain function needs healthy eyesight. The brain is our most vital organ, allowing us to live complex lives. Considering that your optic nerve connects your eyes and your brain, a healthy co-dependent relationship is necessary. By keeping your eyes healthy, you keep your brain healthy.

Good vision contributes to improved athletic ability, better driving skills, improved learning and comprehension and better quality of life.

Carolina SeniorCare located at 802 East Center Street, Lexington, NC serves seniors in Davidson, Rowan, Davie and Iredell counties. Currently enrolling for the fall, Carolina SeniorCare is under the sponsorship of United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), a not-for-profit ministry offering senior housing and services for over 47 years, located in Newton, NC. 

For additional information on Carolina SeniorCare or the PACE model of care, please contact Jasmin Archible-Harris at 336.746.3512, [email protected] or view our website at www.carolinaseniorcare.org.

Credit:  medicaleyecenter.com

 

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