Our bodies are constantly changing, and fluctuations in vision along with other conditions of the eyes can occur as we age. Some of these issues are harmless, while others are more serious.
A variety of vision issues could impact older adults. In fact, an estimated 5.59 million Canadians have an eye disease that could cause sight loss, according to the CNIB Foundation.
Regular eye exams are a good way to avoid eye complications and catch vision problems early. Glasses are the most common way to correct vision issues. But there are other perception problems that are more complex and potentially, particularly if these issues come on suddenly.
Learn about these 10 warning symptoms.
5 Signs Older Adults Have Vision Problems
Regular preventative appointments are important as individuals age. Check with an optician to find out how often you should be seeing him or her.
Learn more about sensory loss and how you and aging adults can save your senses. Those who are experiencing vision problems should not delay a trip to the doctor. Follow up and do what medical professionals recommend, the experts note. Advances in technology are making treatments for many conditions more successful than ever.
For more research and information on common vision disorders such as Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma, visit BrightFocus.org.
To learn what it’s like to experience vision loss, check out the Cooking with Cataracts vision loss simulator. If you or a senior loved one is struggling with vision problems that are interfering with daily life at home, contact your local Home Instead® office to learn how a CAREGiver could how a CAREGiver could help with activities of daily living around the home, medication management and personal care.