Don't Forsake Your Eyes! - Part 2

Written by Anil Bajnath, MD
Posted May 26, 2022

Dear Longevity Insider,

As we age, there are a number of changes that occur in the structure of the eye that can impact our vision. These changes include:

There are a number of other changes that can occur in the eye as we age, but these are the most common. These changes can cause a variety of vision problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration.

How Our Overall Health Affects Our Vision

Our eyesight can also be affected by our overall health. For example, certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and autoimmune diseases, can lead to vision problems. 

Diabetes, for example, can cause a condition called diabetic retinopathy, which is the leakage of blood and fluid from the blood vessels in the retina. This can lead to vision loss and even blindness.

High blood pressure can also damage the blood vessels in the eye, leading to vision problems. And, autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, can also affect the eyes and lead to vision problems.

Therefore, it’s important to maintain good overall health in order to keep your eyes healthy and prevent vision problems.

Tips For Maintaining Optimal Vision Health

There are a number of things you can do to maintain optimal vision health as you age. These include:

Conclusion

Age-related vision problems are common, but there are things you can do to prevent them and maintain good vision health as you age. These include eating a healthy diet, exercising, quitting smoking, and having regular eye exams. Remember, while aging is inevitable, vision problems don’t have to be. With some simple lifestyle changes and regular checkups, you can keep your eyes healthy and prevent vision problems down the road.

To your longevity,

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Anil Bajnath MD
CEO/Founder, Institute for Human Optimization
Chief Medical Officer, Longevity Insider HQ


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