KEEP YOUR VISION SHARP
Good vision is very very important for many reasons from reducing the risk of a fall to preventing isolation and loss of stimulation, which increases the risk of dementia
Ageing does lead to some change in vision . The lens in the middle of your eye becomes less flexible and this will change your need for glasses. In addition some people develop cataract , clouding of the lens, and this is one of four eye diseases that occur more commonly with age. The other three are
- glaucoma, increased pressure in the eye which damages the ability to see
- diabetes retinopathy, in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
- Macular Degeneration, a disease of unknown cause which damages the central and most important part of the retina
When serious problems make sure that any underlying disease is well treated and try the RNIB In your Pocket which gives wonderful access to the RNIB library and newspaper service. The new product is the Orcam which attaches to the leg of the spectacles and can read text aloud !