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Vision Problems Commonly Lead Older Adults to Limit Activity for Fear of Falling, New Study Finds
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Vision Problems Commonly Lead Older Adults to Limit Activity for Fear of Falling, New Study Finds

A new study by doctors at the University of Montreal and an associated Montreal hospital have found that about half of seniors with visually impairing eye diseases report limiting their social activities due to fear of falling. This also places the se...

Resources on Cataracts Presented for Cataract Awareness Month - June 1-30
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Resources on Cataracts Presented for Cataract Awareness Month - June 1-30

June has been designated as Cataract Awareness Month by Preventing Blindness America (PBA), a non-profit organization. As part of Cataract Awareness Month, each June, PBA and other organizations present information and resources to educate the public o...

Johns Hopkins Issues 2012 Vision White Paper, Focusing on How to Halt or Reverse Vision Loss
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Johns Hopkins Issues 2012 Vision White Paper, Focusing on How to Halt or Reverse Vision Loss

Corresponding with Healthy Vision Month, a national campaign focusing on vision health, Johns Hopkins Medicine has recently issued a 2012 updated version of the "Johns Hopkins Vision White Paper." The Johns Hopkins 2012 Vision White Paper, written by...

Eye Health Month Focuses on Eye Health & Safety
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Eye Health Month Focuses on Eye Health & Safety

April has been declared "Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month" by Prevent Blindness America (PBA), a non-profit organization. April has also been declared "Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month" by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Both of thes...

May is Healthy Vision Month
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May is Healthy Vision Month

The National Eye Institute, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), has declared May as "Healthy Vision Month." The purpose of Healthy Vision Month is to "encourage people and organizations around the world to recognize the value of the...

Healthy Eyes - Information for Healthy Vision
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Millions of people, particularly the elderly, have problems with their eyes or vision every year. This website by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers science-based tools and tips for keeping your eyes healthy...

Sensory Loss in Older Adults - Vision - Behavioral Approaches For Caregivers
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by Joseph Casciani, PhD. Includes a list of principles for caregivers to the elderly who suffer from vision impairment, and a list of caregiver approaches to assist their elderly loved ones with impairment of vision and help meet their special needs....

Financial Aid for
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Financial Aid for Eye Care, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Good link to national and state resources that provide aid to people with vision problems. Useful for the caregive...

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New Study: Eye Problems Cost $139 Billion - 5th Among 7 Most Costly Chronic Diseases in Direct Medical Costs
July 1, 2013 Posted by Editor
New Study: Eye Problems Cost $139 Billion - 5th Among 7 Most Costly Chronic Diseases in Direct Medical Costs

A new study conducted by specialists at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, for nonprofit Prevent Blindness America, has found that the total economic burden of eye disorders and vision loss in the U.S. in 2013 wil...

AMD And Caregivers – Overview
December 5, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

AMD Alliance International. Website section which aims to help cargivers of visually impaired people, including those with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), to understand vision loss making them effective in providing the assistance they need to...

Tips for Dealing with the Elderly with Vision Loss
October 28, 2010 Posted by Health Editor

Tips for Dealing with the Elderly.Tips for the caregiver on how to deal with the elderly who suffer from loss of hearing or loss of sight. »View Info

Fact Sheet for Caregivers to the Elderly with Vision Loss
October 28, 2010 Posted by Health Editor

Fact Sheet for Caregivers to the Elderly with Vision Loss, by National Family Caregiver Alliance. Gives basic facts about the four most common vision and eye disorders suffered by the elderly, and includes information for the caregiver on how to he...

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