Why Eye Care is Needed in Your Nursing Home Facility?
When vision is maximized, seniors are safer, more dependent in daily activities, and less demanding in the staff that cares for them. Our quality eye health and eye care program in your facility can be a terrific boost for everyone.
Among the elderly, there is a high incidence of age related eye conditions, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and dry eye syndrome. It is also common to find retinal problems due to long standing medical conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, and vascular diseases. Often, the elderly population are on numerous medications, such as steroids, anti-coagulants, psychiatric drugs, B-blockers, diuretics, antihistamines, etc. which can have ocular side effects such as cataracts, increased eye pressures, refractive change, dry eyes, retinal changes, etc.