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Three common myths about impaired vision in the elderly

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an elderly womanGetting older is unavoidable. Aging brings on changes in our body and our eyes are not immune to change. According to recent findings by the World Health Organization (WHO), 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide: 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision. Remarkably, 80% of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured. Unfortunately myths around vision continue to thrive. Consider this: when you hear the term “vision impairment”, what comes to mind? Blindness? Do you have visions of guide dogs and people with white canes? There are many myths surrounding vision impairment, especially in the elderly, but three common ones continue to survive and thrive:

 

Myth 1: I can’t

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