Elderly people should consider alternatives to contacts

We provide a series of support services to people who need help for one or many reasons. An area we specialise in is domiciliary care. The purpose of this service is to assist our clients so they can remain in their homes. A care home does not suit everyone, and moving can be a big disruption. Fortunately, we have the perfect alternative and can ensure privacy, independence, and wellbeing.

Contact lenses can be a bother for many pensioners. Some experience problems like limitations to their finger mobility. As a result, putting contacts in can be hard. Additionally, elderly people are more vulnerable to conditions like dry eye syndrome. Such health issues are a major reason why they don’t put contact lenses in. As for the other reason, it comes down to the easy availability and effectiveness of alternatives. Progressive glasses are a good example of this.

Concerns about dry eyes

Domiciliary careDry eye syndrome affects older women in particular. Eyelid muscles sag, resulting in the eye not closing as tightly. This permits more air to make its way to the eye’s surface, drying it out. Furthermore, the lack of moisture makes dust and dirt particles more irritating. Per their nature, contact lenses can dry the eyes out more. Double the dryness isn’t nice.

Other common eye problems in older people include less contrast sensitivity and lower visual acuity. In additionally, there is higher sensitivity to glare and bright lights.

Ageing eyes

When eyes age they tend to suffer multiple forms of damage that accumulates over time. For instance, there is regular ageing in the retina. This can make it more difficult for the person to focus on distant and nearby objects. Instead of carrying on wearing contacts, the older individual might use progressive lenses or prescription reading glasses.

Alternatives like progressive glasses enable the elderly to put their contacts away. Curiously, the need for progressive lenses could become clear around age 40. Such lenses have three prescriptions in a single pair of glasses. These allow people to see at a multitude of distances. As a result, they can drive, watch TV, and read a book without needing to change glasses.

Speak to us if you want to arrange domiciliary care

At Diamond Care and Support, we ensure that people are treated with dignity and respect. This is possible thanks to our high quality care services. Our support workers view every client as an individual too, as you all have your own wants and needs. We want you to carry on living your happiest possible life.

So, if you require our domiciliary care or any extra information, please let us know. We are incredibly flexible but always offer consistently great levels of support.