Mind & Body

Sensual Aids That Could Improve Your Quality of Life

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We value our health, so it’s not all too surprising that we carry out all sorts of activities to keep our personal health in tip top condition. However, so many of us tend to neglect our senses. This is bizarre, seeing our hearing and sight help us to get on with day to day life easily. So, it’s important to pay just as much attention to these aspects of ourselves too! If you find that your senses are deteriorating, here are a few sensual aids that will help to improve your overall quality of life.

Hearing Aids

While TV advertisements and public health announcements are constantly reminding us to check all sorts of aspects of our physical health, ears tend to be surprisingly neglected. This may be because fewer people experience problems with their hearing than the numbers who suffer at the expense of dental, sight or nasal problems. However, your hearing is a gift to be cherished and it is essential that you are aware of how it is functioning at all times. Your ears can become easily damaged by a whole range of activities that people take part in on a daily basis, including cleaning your ears incorrectly, or exposing yourself to excessively loud sounds. If you do find that you are having difficulties with your hearing, you should book an appointment with an audiologist. This professional will be able to identify problems, recommend and fit hearing aids, and carry out any repair work on old or damaged aids.

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Glasses

Sight is invaluable and though hundreds of thousands of people do manage to function well without it, it is always preferable and more beneficial to your well being to have good vision. This is why you should book in for an eye test at least once every couple of years, or whenever you feel that your vision has changed. An optical appointment allows a professional optometrist to examine the overall health of your eye. They will be able to identify potential underlying medical problems relating to the physical health of your eye, such as glaucoma, cataracts and damage to your retina and they can also identify visual deterioration. If you are diagnosed as either short sighted or long sighted, the optometrist will be able to write out a prescription for lenses that can be fitted into glasses and will rectify your vision.

Contact Lenses

If you find that your vision has deteriorated, it is important to remember that glasses aren’t the only option you have at hand. Perhaps you play a lot of sport and glasses would be impractical, as they could fall off, break, or may not stay still while you are exerting energy. Maybe you find the sensation of wearing something on your face irritating. Perhaps you simply don’t like the way glasses look and feel that they don’t suit you. Whatever the reason behind your aversion to eyeglasses, the good news is that there are easily accessible alternatives. Contact lenses are perhaps the most popular. These can be prescribed by your optometrist and they will give you just as clear vision as glasses would. You simply place the contacts in your eyes and you should be able to see perfectly. Just remember to maintain them properly and to remove them before sleeping.

 

These are just three options. There are more on the market, but these tend to be the easiest, cheapest, and most convenient.

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