Health Tip: Warning Signs of Vision Loss08/16/11
(HealthDay News) -- If you have trouble completing everyday
tasks because you can't see well enough -- even while wearing
prescription glasses -- you may have what the National Eye
Institute calls "low vision."
The institute says while some vision loss is natural as we grow
older, low vision is
not a normal symptom of aging.
Here are warning signs of low vision:
- Having trouble recognizing friends' and relatives' faces.
- Having problems performing tasks that require you to see things
up close, including sewing, reading or cooking.
- Having difficulty matching clothing or distinguishing
- Having trouble around the house because the lights don't seem
as bright as they once were.
- Having difficulty reading road and street signs or store-front
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, make an
appointment with your doctor.
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