Tuesday, February 18, 2020

...the eyes have it...

For you Younguns, I say this:

Take care of your eyes!

I have macular degeneration. It’s a condition that could eventually cause me to go blind. (Sheesh. As if us Old Peeps don’t have enough worries. Sigh.) I’ve inherited it from both sides of my gene pool. My biological paternal grandmother had it. My 87-year-old mother has had it for years. She’s virtually blind in one eye and we’re determined she won’t lose the other. Although her eyesight is not great in the eye she still has.

I found out I had macular degeneration three years ago. At age 62. It’s “dry” at this point. This is where I want it to stay.  I’ve been taking these eye “vitamins” since I found out I have it. The AREDS part of these vitamins is critical. You can buy eye vitamins that don’t have AREDS. Find out if you’re likely to be a candidate for this condition as soon as you can. (Smoking is also a factor in this—although my grandmother did smoke and my mother did not.) PreserVision is not cheap. I get mine at Costco or Sam’s. I have to take two a day. I don’t miss taking these pills! I want to see. Until I’m not here. Period.


Then there are cataracts. More good news for us Seniors. Everyone is going to have them. Some of you may never have to have them removed. I’m in a holding pattern with mine. They don’t seem to be growing as fast as My Sweet Hubby’s (aka MSH) did. He had his removed last summer. This is when I learned that the drops we put in our eyes should be “preservative free.” He buys the Refresh Plus drops. They’re individually packaged.  I’ve been using Bausch&Lomb drops for at least 20 years. But I didn’t know I should buy their “Soothe” drops. That are preservative free. Now I know! (I’m not fond of MSH’s drops because I find the little vials can touch my eyes when I’m squeezing them.) MSH also gets his drops at Costco or Sam’s, by the way.


I LOVE these products. I feel certain they’re keeping our eyes healthier!

Happy Tuesday, Y’all! Open your eyes today to the BEAUTY in your world! It IS there. I’m confident of this.

Hugs,
ELC

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