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  • Jul 04, 23

How Eye Exams Could Help Detect Dementia in Seniors | Aqualens

Listen up, because we've got some mind-blowing news for you. Did you know that your eye health is not just about seeing clearly, but it could also be a window into your brain health? Yeah, you heard that right! In this blog, we're diving deep into the fascinating link between eye exams and how they can help early detection of bigger neurological issues. So, get ready for a wild ride!


As we get older, our risk of developing health issues like dementia and Alzheimer's goes up. Now, don't freak out because there's no cure for these conditions, but catching them early and taking action can make a huge difference in the quality of life for you.


Nerve Cell Damage Drama?

Your eyes and brain are like BFFs, and when something goes down in one, the other takes notice. That's why eye exams are so important, especially for the seniors out there. During these exams, the eye experts (aka ophthalmologists or optometrists) check out the blood vessels and nerve cells in your eyes to see if there's any damage or disease. They also test things like how well you see, your depth perception, and your color vision. These functions can all be affected by cognitive decline, so it's crucial to keep tabs on them.

Now, get this: studies have found that seniors who have eye problems like age-related macular degeneration or glaucoma are more likely to develop dementia than those without these conditions. It's like a domino effect, with changes in your eyes signaling changes in your brain. Crazy, right?


Is There Any Hope Then?

Regular eye exams not only help you maintain good eye health but can also detect early signs of cognitive decline. That means you can catch things early, get the right treatment, and slow down the progression of dementia. And that's a major win for you!

Now, I know you're probably wondering what you can do to keep your eye game strong. Well, I've got some pro tips for you:

  • Stay on top of your eye exams: Make it a priority to get those regular eye check-ups. It's the best way to catch any eye or brain issues early on. Plus, it's an excuse to check out those cute contact lens styles.
  • Keep your lenses clean: Cleanliness is key when it comes to your contact lenses. Follow the instructions from your eye doc on how to clean and store them properly. Trust me, your eyes will thank you!
  • Give your eyes a break: If you're wearing contact lenses for long periods, it's essential to give your eyes some chill time. Take breaks, use lubricating eye drops, and avoid wearing them when you're sleeping or swimming. Your eyes need some R&R too, you know?
  • UV is your eye’s enemy: Protect your eyes from the sun's harmful rays by wearing Contact Lenses/Sunglasses with UV protection. Not only will you look fly, but you'll also be keeping your eyes safe and sound.

So, there you have it! Eye health and brain function are like two peas in a pod, and staying on top of your vision game can make a real difference. Remember, regular eye exams are your secret weapon against any potential brain drama. If you're due for an eye checkup, I'd recommend visiting your nearest Lenskart Store, for a completely free eye check-up. They have a team of expert eye doctors who can guide you through the process. Stay fabulous, keep your eyes sparkling, and take care of your beautiful brain. You got this!

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