It is reported that nearly 3.5 million Americans over the age of 40 have some degree of vision loss, most commonly from age-related conditions. This number is expected to double in the next few decades as the baby boomers grow older.
My mother suffers from vision loss after a stroke in one eye and the untreated early glaucoma took the vision in her other eye.
Along with her vision loss, came the loss of independence and driving, depression and a life that would forever be different.
The Caregiver Alliance has an excellent description of the causes of age-related vision loss.
We are still attempting to keep mom in her home and neighborhood by providing round the clock care with paid & unpaid family members and a host of supportive resources!.