Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Common Eye Complaints and What to do About Them
By Diane Walker, RN, MS, CSA Vision & Eye Health
"As Low Vision Awareness Month continues, we want to talk about three eye problems that commonly affect the elderly, and what you can do about them.
Some vision problems are serious, and require treatment. Cataracts, for example, must be treated with cataract surgery or they could cause blindness. A sudden occurrence of double vision can signal a stroke. But many changes to the eye are just a normal part of aging. They’re not scary, but they can be aggravating and distracting.
Read on to learn about the top three most common eye problems in seniors:
Griswold Home Care was first conceived in response to a tragedy that befell a member of the church where the Rev. Dr. Lincoln Griswold (our founder’s husband) was the pastor. An aging, widowed parishioner could not find anyone to help her after her primary caregiver fell and broke her hip. Although her family lived nearby, the woman was left alone and did not drink enough fluids. As a result, she passed away from kidney failure.
Inspired by this apparent growing need in her community, Jean Griswold started Griswold Home Care at her Erdenheim, Pa home in 1982