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National Eyewear Day: Help Your Loved One Update Their Prescription & Their Style

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National Eyewear Day is June 6, 2021, and what better time than now to help your loved one upgrade their spectacles? An article by AARP suggests that a significant number of seniors are not seeing as well as they could be with a new pair of eyeglasses. Ensure your loved one's prescription is up to date and help them select a new set of fashion-forward frames to complement their personal style.

Watch for Signs of Decreased Vision

If you notice your loved one has trouble bumping into things, is off balance walking around, is hesitant taking steps, or missing objects while reaching for them, it might be time to book an appointment with an eye care provider. While losing balance and strength during the aging process is normal, you or your loved one might not realize that a loss of vision could be contributing to, or even causing this.

See an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist

Booking a comprehensive eye exam is critical for your senior’s health and well-being. Not only will an opthalmologist or an optometrist diagnose and treat any eye diseases, but they are excellent at prescribing the proper lenses. Help your loved one get their ideal eyewear by contacting a provider in their insurance network. And if your senior isn’t covered by health insurance, Walmart, Costco, and Sam's Club all offer affordable eye clinic services. Just reach out to a location near you and book an appointment.

Frames for Your Senior’s Style

Once they’ve been prescribed the proper lenses, it’s time to pick out a stylish set of frames. Take note of your senior’s haircut, face shape, and overall coloring. Ask what their style preferences are in a new set of frames. If your loved one has been rocking the same style of glasses for decades, nudge them a bit to see if they’re open to upgrading their style. Spend some time picking out and trying frames on them and see which one they prefer most – your senior just might be ready for a new look.

For more fun ways to treat your loved one to something special, click any of the related tags at the top of this post or visit our Milestone Retirement Communities blog page for more.