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Date: May 01, 2018
While caring for someone with vision loss, you may find yourself thinking about your own eye health. Much like the other areas of the body, it can be easy to take eye sight for granted until problems arise. Consider the following questions:
If you are concerned about the vision of an older adult in your care, you may find the CNIB’s How to spot signs of vision loss in your aging parents webpage helpful. They also offer tips for assisting an older adult through an eye exam on their Helping your parent make the most of an eye appointment webpage.
There are many additional resources for individuals living or caring for someone with vision loss. You may want to visit CNIB’s webpage dedicated to travelling with vision loss. The CNIB also offers many programs and services in communities across Canada in addition to a webpage filled with videos describing tips for living with vision loss. Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada
If you are caring for someone who is experiencing vision loss, it is very important that they are assessed by a health care professional. If you or the person in your care experience a sudden change in vision, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number or go to the nearest emergency department.
Please note that this article is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice.
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