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Making Vision aHealth PrioritySee Well for a Lifetime
Everyone’s Vision Can Change With Age   Some vision changes make it difficult to    perform everyday activities.   These...
Common Vision Changes   Some changes are common:           Losing focus           Noticing declining sensitivity       ...
Many Vision Changes Can Be Corrected   Some of these common vision changes    can be corrected with the following:       ...
Vision Loss and Aging   Losing vision is not a normal part of aging.   As you age, you have a higher risk of    developi...
Age-Related Macular Degeneration                  (AMD)              Normal vision   Same scene as viewed by a            ...
Cataract              Normal vision       Same scene as viewed by a                                  person with cataractL...
Diabetic Retinopathy              Normal vision           Same scene as viewed by a                                      p...
Glaucoma              Normal vision       Same scene as viewed by a                                  person with glaucomaL...
Low Vision   Visual impairment that is not corrected    by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses,    medication, or surgery...
Vision Loss and Aging   These diseases often have no warning    signs.   Early detection and treatment can help    save ...
Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exams   Not the same eye exam for glasses or    contact lenses.   Detects eye diseases in thei...
(continued from previous slide)   Can also detect other common vision    problems:           Presbyopia           Farsi...
What is a Comprehensive                       Dilated Eye Exam?LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
The Dilated EyeLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
Protect Your Vision   Visit your eye care professional for a    comprehensive dilated eye exam even if    your aren’t not...
Protect Your Vision   Stop smoking.   Eat a diet rich in green    leafy vegetables and    fish.LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
(continued from previous slide)                                     Be physically active                                 ...
(continued from previous slide)   Wear sunglasses and a    brimmed hat.   Wear protective    eyewear.LIONS CLUBS INTERNA...
Questions To Ask Your Eyecare Professional   Am I at higher risk for eye disease?   What changes can I expect in my    v...
(continued from previous slide)   Can the changes in my vision be    corrected? How?   What can I do to protect my visio...
Review   Make your vision a health priority!   Some vision changes are normal as    you age.   Visit your eye care prof...
Where To Get More Information National Eye Institute (NEI)           Visit the Healthy Eyes Website:            www.nei.n...
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  1. 1. Making Vision aHealth PrioritySee Well for a Lifetime
  2. 2. Everyone’s Vision Can Change With Age   Some vision changes make it difficult to perform everyday activities.   These changes can also impact one’s feeling of independence.LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  3. 3. Common Vision Changes   Some changes are common:   Losing focus   Noticing declining sensitivity   Needing more light   People can age without ever experiencing changes in their vision.LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  4. 4. Many Vision Changes Can Be Corrected   Some of these common vision changes can be corrected with the following:   Glasses   Contact lenses   Improved lightingLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  5. 5. Vision Loss and Aging   Losing vision is not a normal part of aging.   As you age, you have a higher risk of developing the following age-related eye diseases and conditions:   Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)   Cataract   Diabetic retinopathy   GlaucomaLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  6. 6. Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Normal vision Same scene as viewed by a person with AMDLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  7. 7. Cataract Normal vision Same scene as viewed by a person with cataractLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  8. 8. Diabetic Retinopathy Normal vision Same scene as viewed by a person with diabetic retinopathyLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  9. 9. Glaucoma Normal vision Same scene as viewed by a person with glaucomaLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  10. 10. Low Vision   Visual impairment that is not corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery.   Low vision may interfere with the ability to perform everyday activities.LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  11. 11. Vision Loss and Aging   These diseases often have no warning signs.   Early detection and treatment can help save your sight.   Everyone aged 50 or older should have a comprehensive dilated eye exam.LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  12. 12. Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exams   Not the same eye exam for glasses or contact lenses.   Detects eye diseases in their early stages.LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  13. 13. (continued from previous slide)   Can also detect other common vision problems:   Presbyopia   Farsightedness   Nearsightedness   AstigmatismLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  14. 14. What is a Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam?LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  15. 15. The Dilated EyeLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  16. 16. Protect Your Vision   Visit your eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam even if your aren’t noticing any vision problems.LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  17. 17. Protect Your Vision   Stop smoking.   Eat a diet rich in green leafy vegetables and fish.LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  18. 18. (continued from previous slide)   Be physically active every day.   Maintain normal blood pressure.   Control diabetes if you have it.LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  19. 19. (continued from previous slide)   Wear sunglasses and a brimmed hat.   Wear protective eyewear.LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  20. 20. Questions To Ask Your Eyecare Professional   Am I at higher risk for eye disease?   What changes can I expect in my vision?   Will the changes in my vision get worse?LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  21. 21. (continued from previous slide)   Can the changes in my vision be corrected? How?   What can I do to protect my vision?   Will diet, exercise, or other lifestyle changes help?LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  22. 22. Review   Make your vision a health priority!   Some vision changes are normal as you age.   Visit your eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam.   Questions?LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
  23. 23. Where To Get More Information National Eye Institute (NEI)   Visit the Healthy Eyes Website: www.nei.nih.gov/healthyeyes   Or call NEI at 301-496-5248 Lions Clubs International   Visit the Lions Clubs International Web site: www.lionsclubs.org   Or send an e-mail to: programs@lionsclubs.orgLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
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