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Category: Visual Impairment

Home Lighting Updates — Bright Ideas to Improve Safety

As we age, certain physical abilities can begin to deteriorate; this decline may be enhanced by genetics, lifestyle, or prior injury. One relatively common functional impairment is low vision, which may take the form of light sensitivity, reduced field of vision, reduced…

Tackling Vision Challenges Elevates Home Care for Seniors

For many common diseases of the eye, a person’s risk level increases with age. Vision impairment or loss, whether gradual or sudden, can raise fresh injury hazards in everyday activities and threaten independence. As a consequence, visibility and safety are important considerations…

YouCan’t Stop the Season, but You Can Prevent Falls

Falls Prevention Awareness Day It’s the first day of fall — like it or not, the leaves will soon be changing and temperatures dropping. But this day has added significance, calling attention to a critical safety hazard in the home. Yes, the…

Preventing and Treating a Common Eye Disorder: A Cataract Primer

The lens of the eye is made up of clear tissue that we see through, but this tissue can become damaged by injury or advanced age. These areas of damage get denser and change how light enters our eyes, forming what is…

Alternative Media for Seniors with Low Vision

Whether caused by glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, macular degeneration, side effects of regular medication, or other reasons, low vision affects many seniors. Impaired eyesight can interfere with leisure activities such as reading and watching television, which has the potential to disrupt day-to-day…

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