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Celebrate senior independence month c/o Get Eyesmart.org

  • By Chris Bishop
  • 28 Jul, 2015

Each day, approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65, and one in six adults this age and older has a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. As part of its support for Senior Independence Month this July, MiSEPS and the American Academy of Ophthalmology is providing older adults with low vision guidance on how to make the most of their remaining sight and keep their independence.

An estimated 2.9 million Americans have low vision, which makes it difficult or impossible for them to accomplish activities such as reading, writing, shopping, watching television, driving a car or recognizing faces. Low vision can be caused by eye diseases that are more common in older people, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Fortunately, there are many strategies and resources available to people with low vision that can help them overcome these challenges.

Here are some tips to help overcome low vision:

  • Make things bigger by sitting closer to the television or getting large print books. Carry magnifiers for help.
  • Make things brighter. Make sure areas are well-lit.
  • Organize and label. Designate spots for your keys, wallet and frequently used items in your refrigerator. Label medications with markers or rubber bands.
  • Participate. Don’t isolate yourself. Keep your social group, volunteer job or golf game. Ask for the help you need.
  • Keep up with eye exams.

To learn more about age-related eye diseases and low vision resources, visit   www.geteyesmart.org .

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http://www.geteyesmart.org/…/…/glaucoma/vision-simulator.cfm
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