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The Link Between Depression and Vision Loss in Adulthood

glasses with newspaper crossword puzzle and pencilA large federal health survey found that adults who lose the eyesight they need to accomplish everyday tasks are almost twice as likely to be depressed as other adults. The study published in JAMA Ophthalmology found correlations between depression and certain activity limitations due to vision impairment, such as having difficulty with driving and reading. Vision loss advocates say that adults with low vision can, however, thrive with the help of low-vision specialist teachers. Get more of the study’s findings in this article: Depression Linked to Vision Loss

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