The National Eye Institute and the National Eye Health Education Program dedicate February as Low Vision Awareness Month.
According to the National Eye Institute, seniors represent the majority of visually impaired population in America. Even though loss of vision as we age is common, it can be challenging for seniors to adapt and be accepting of the loss. Low vision can be caused from different diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracs, diabetes. It can also occur due to the natural aging process. People affected by low vision can experience different levels of sight loss from issues with glare to total loss of sight.
“Low vision makes everyday life a challenge,” said Rosaleen Doherty CEO/Co-Owner Right at Home Boston and North. “It’s difficult to dress, read, write, cook, watch TV, and just function well around the home. Getting out to shop and socialize often requires careful planning and assistance. For anyone experiencing low vision, it is important to stay current with an eye care specialist and develop a coordinated support team of family and professional caregivers.”
Right at Home Boston North Can Help Your Loved One With Low Vision
Our professional caregivers can help your loved one with vision challenges remain living a safe and independent lifestyle. Our trained nursing team can create a special customized care-plan tailored to your unique situation. One of the most essential ongoing supports is making sure your loved one keeps up with their scheduled eye exams and eye treatment. We can ensure your loved one arrives on time and safely to all of their scheduled appointments with Right at Home Transportation Powered by Lyft. If an eye care specialist recommends medications, our team can make sure your loved one is compliant with taking regularly schedule medications with daily medication reminders through our RightMeds program. Our caregivers can also assist with other duties such as homemaking chores, meal preparation and more.Contact our office at 617-623-9300 or online to learn more.
For more eye health tips and information, please visit the National Eye Institute website.