Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blindness Living Comfortably

The risk of severe eye problems has been found to increase significantly with age, particularly in those over age 65. Experts predict that by 2030, rates of vision loss will double along with the country's aging population. There are a continuously growing disproportionate number of seniors with severe age-related eye conditions. It has been commonly noted that two-thirds of the legally blind population are seniors who lost vision as a result of age-related eye diseases

The four leading eye diseases affecting older Americans are macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. There is slow loss of vision and quick loss of vision. Regardless any substantial loss of vision means that a person has to learn adaptive skills. With the proper attitude, training, and home modification learning to maintain a high quality of live at home with blindness is doable. If one is open to accepting help, you are on the way to resuming the life to which you’ve been accustomed. It’s all about having a positive attitude, and getting experienced professionals to get you on the path to success.

To live at home despite the challenges of blindness can be easily achieved. Things like going to the bathroom and washing hands, making a snack and eating it, and getting dressed might be difficult at first. In order to have your home work in the most suitable way, you should consider doing A Home Safety Functioning Assessment.

Dr. Fix-It can help you modify your home properly. We can put a plan into place that provides life safety, fall prevention, and convenience features. Our goal as Certified Aging in Place Specialists is to work with you and your health care providers to help you set up your home so that there are no limits or barriers to what you want to do. For more information contact Bob Bakst at 781-598-5437 or

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