How to Recognise Vision Loss in Older People

•Changes the way that he or she reads, watches television, drives etc.
•Has difficulty identifying colors and selects clothing in unusual color combinations.

Reading and Writing
•Writes less clearly or precisely and has difficulty writing on the line.
•Finds lighting in the room inadequate for reading and other activities.

•Brushes against the wall while walking.
•Goes up and down stairs slowly and cautiously, even though he or she has no other physical limitations.

Eating and Drinking
•Has difficulty getting food onto a fork.
•Spills food off the plate while eating.
If you notice these behaviors, encourage the older person to have an eye examination with a qualified Optician.

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