It’s September, and according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, September is officially “Healthy Aging Month.” Like many other disease types, our risk of suffering from an eye disease increases with our age, but did you know that many older adults neglect to see an ophthalmologist for care?
Did you know that one in every six Americans who are 65 years old and older have a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses?
For those of us who know what exactly could go wrong if you wait too long to be examined, this is such a scary and sad fact.
To bring attention to taking care of our eyes as we age, the American Academy of Ophthalmology celebrates Healthy Aging Month to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of vision loss – and we are joining the AAO to share steps to help seniors take care of their sight.
Did you know Dr. Jennifer Loh sees patients for glaucoma and cataracts?
There are plenty of other eye conditions like dry eye and eye diseases like keratoconus and other corneal diseases that Dr. Loh specializes in, but for patients that are 65 and older, the two most common we see are cataracts and glaucoma.
We are more than happy to help you if you are exhibiting any symptoms of either of these or if you have a loved one who is. If you are experiencing blurry vision, cloudy vision or feel that you have recently lost some vision in your line of sight, it is best to schedule an eye exam to rule out any eye disease and take care of your vision before it is too late.
Please feel free to call our office at 786-558-8542 or send us a question at Laura@jenniferlohmd.com and we are happy to help you or your loved ones prevent any further deterioration of vision and get you on the right track to enjoying the world around you!