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How Much Is Your Poor Eyesight Holding You Back in Life?

How Much Is Your Poor Eyesight Holding You Back in Life?

The last thing you want is to be held back in life by something that’s out of your control. One uncontrollable thing that often holds people back is poor eyesight. Are you one of these people? Do you feel as if your eyesight is holding you back from accomplishing the things you wish you could? […]

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Healthy Eyes for a Healthier Life

Healthy Eyes for a Healthier Life

Saying that poor eyesight can adversely impact your quality of life seems like a bit of a no-brainer, but low vision comes with a laundry list of complications. Some of these will likely come as little surprise, but there are others you’re unlikely to hear about unless you’re actively dealing with them. Decreased Mobility Driving […]

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Helping a Love One Cope with Impaired Vision

Helping a Love One Cope with Impaired Vision

Aging can get a little tricky when vision loss enters the picture. Sadly, it often does – presbyopia and similar age-related disorders affect a large majority of aging Americans. And, as the baby boomer generation hits its silver years, the number of affected individuals will only grow. But that’s the bad news, let’s talk about […]

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Visual Impairment Linked to Increased Unemployment

Visual Impairment Linked to Increased Unemployment

There are many different eye diseases, vision problems, and even other health issues that can result in vision impairment and blindness and lead to the inability to function normally. Many people with vision impairments and blindness end up not being able to go to work. In fact, there is a study that was funded by […]

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How Vision Loss Can Lead to Depression

How Vision Loss Can Lead to Depression

There are close to two million older people in America who suffer from age-related macular degeneration. AMD causes various degrees of vision loss and can even lead to blindness. As you can probably discern from its name, this eye disease generally affects older people, typically over the age of 50. However, younger people do sometimes […]

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The Lack of Sun – Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

The Lack of Sun – Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

In the Northern and Southern hemispheres, the lack of bright light in Winter can cause a condition known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. The symptoms of seasonal affective disorder are similar to those of many types of depression. SAD can bring feelings of misery, hopelessness and despair. Fatigue and lethargy can make every activity […]

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What You Need to Know About Seniors and Vision Loss

What You Need to Know About Seniors and Vision Loss

According to CBS news, by 2030 – when the first baby boomers reach 84 – the number of Americans over 65 will have grown by 75 percent to 69 million. That means more than 20 percent of the population will be over 65, compared with only 13 percent today. As a nation, if we’re not […]

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