How Eye Exams Keep Your Brain Young and Detect Vision Problems

By RealAge.com

 

When was your last eye exam? It’s possible your answer could affect your risk of Alzheimer’s.

In a new study, people with vision problems who failed to visit the eye doctor — or who left their vision problems untreated — were nine times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Time for a checkup?

To be clear, researchers don’t think vision problems are a direct cause of Alzheimer’s disease. But untreated eye problems could keep people from engaging in the types of activities that are good for your brain — like reading, playing games, and even walking and socializing.

Prioritize Your Eyes

Regardless of the connection between untreated eye problems and cognitive decline, there are lots of other good reasons to see your eye-care specialist regularly. The most important? Sight-robbing eye conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy typically don’t have any early warning signs. Regular eye exams are the only way to spot them and treat them early.

Vision problems untreated may lead to vision loss. Early detection is the key to minimizing vision loss. Is it time to contact  Medownick Laser Clinic to check your vision?

To discuss how we can improve your Vision, call us FREE on
1800 DR EYES (1800 37 3937) to talk to one of our Patient Care Team now or Contact us Online  for your eye and vision assessment today.