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AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

New Information on Aging for Professionals Serving Seniors with Vision Loss

Date: 5/26/2017

As professionals serving seniors, you are finding out that large numbers of older persons are experiencing age-related vision loss as a result of macular degeneration, cataracts, or other eye conditions, and these vision problems are affecting your clients' daily lives.

Seniors and family members often do not know where to turn for help. They need to know that counseling and rehabilitative services, products for living with vision loss, and tips for everyday living are available.

AFB's information on aging for professionals serving seniors is now available to help you and your clients who are blind or visually impaired. In this section, you will find information on:

After sharing these resources with your older consumers, you may want to refer them to VisionAware, a website that can help seniors and family members cope. The website has a special section, "For Seniors," that offers help for dealing with specific issues related to vision and aging including tip sheets on topics such as retirement living, continuing to work, and adapting your bath, kitchen, and other living areas.

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