Hi, Fellow Community Members!
Did you know that June is Cataract Awareness Month? As a senior home care provider, we here at Home Helpers of Bradenton, FL wanted to take a moment to bring more awareness to the community about cataracts and the importance of an individual's eyes to their overall health.
There is GREAT information on the Prevent Blindness website at the following URL.
More specifically, you can find information on cataracts such as what they are, the symptoms, the types of cataracts, testing for cataracts, surgery, and recovery. In addition, an informative fact sheet can be downloaded and perhaps printed for friends, family, or members of a group in which you may be involved.
“Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye.” The website likens a cataract to a dirty lens on a camera. When that lens is cloudy, you are unable to take a good picture.
The great news is that, through cataract surgery, vision can be restored. During the surgery,
WHAT IS VERY INTERESTING is that the website talks about how taking care of your eyes can contribute to your overall health. More specifically, and this is especially important for our senior community, preventblindness.org indicates that those that had severe cataracts removed have a 23% less chance of hip fractures. In other words, better vision means having a greater ability to prevent oneself from falls that could result in a serious injury.
Please make sure you include eye exams as part of your routine of checkups. We often neglect our eyes until there is a major issue. Per preventblindness.org, “Cataract generally does not cause pain, redness or tears.” See the information at the link below for information on how often you should have an eye exam. The recommended frequency is dependent on factors such as age, race, and risk factors such as diabetes.
For more information on cataracts including Medicare coverage, you can also call Prevent Blindness America at (800) 331-2020. You may also wish to view more information on their website at preventblindness.org or on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/preventblindness.
Thanks for reading our blog. At Home Helpers of Bradenton, we look to not only make life easier but to also make a difference in our clients’ lives. It is truly an honor to have an opportunity to work with members of our community and we take the trust bestowed to us very seriously.
Contact Home Helpers of Bradenton FL for your Senior Home Care Needs
For information about how Home Helpers of Bradenton can serve you and your family, call 941-999-1960, email JMarsh@HomeHelpersHomeCare.com or visit Private Duty Home Care Bradenton FL - Home Helpers. Our senior care services including homemaker care, companion care, personal care, Alzheimer's and dementia care, respite care, 24 hour care & live-in care, and monitoring and medical alert services are available in Manatee County and Sarasota County in and around the communities of Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Ellenton, Holmes Beach, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Myakka City, Palmetto, Parrish, and Sarasota. Our main office is located at 4230 59th St W, Ste C, Bradenton, FL 34209.