Jul 22 Care Mission
Can You Read This?
We challenge you to see what happens when you lose sight of your surroundings. Taking this Care Challenge can help you experience vision impairment, a common issue seniors face.
The Facts: By age 65, one in three Americans will form a vision-impairing eye disease including cataracts, which are the leading cause of blindness in the U.S.
In this challenge, experience what it may be like to have low or impaired vision. Upon prior consultation with your doctor or physician, take this Care Challenge and notice how it makes you feel. If your doctor or physician advises against this, do not attempt the challenge.
- Grab a pair of sunglasses and scrub them with soap to ensure there are suds on the lenses.
- Sit down at a table with a newspaper or magazine.
- Try to read as much of the front page as you can. Is it blurry? Did it take you a while to finish reading?
- Tell Us: Did you see what it may be like to have a vision impairment? Share your feelings about the challenge in the comments.
Seniors with poor vision may experience problems like this every day. If you suspect a senior loved one may be experiencing vision loss, talk to them about your concerns and help them find a medical professional who can evaluate them.
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