3b Low vision

Sure my vision is worse; I’m getting older…

Many people mistakenly assume that becoming  visually impaired is a part of the normal aging process.

age_eye_boxAging eyes do experience functional vision challenges that negatively affect the person’s life,  including:

  • Decreased ability to see detail – difficulty reading, seeing faces, meds, mail, TV, cooking, driving, crossing street, stairs….
  • Loss of peripheral vision – mobility problems
  • Increased sensitivity to glare
  • Needing more light
  • More time required to adjust to bright light and/or darkness
  • Reduced contrast sensitivity
  • Decreased ability to judge depth perception
  • Decreased color sensitivity
  • Losing Focus

Low vision is not normal aging.

See the module on The Aging Eye