Primary Care Resources - Vision

The objective of this study was to examine the personal characteristics, disease-related impairment variables, such as activity limitations and environmental factors as correlates of social participation in older adults with vision loss. The investigators utilized the WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Model. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This link offers a number of educational resources on hearing including how hearing works, various causes of hearing loss, warning signs of loss and types and degrees.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that blurs the sharp, central vision you need for “straight-ahead” activities such as reading, sewing, and driving. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. AMD causes no pain.

Aging And Your Eyes: Are you holding the newspaper farther away from your eyes than you used to? Join the  crowd—age can bring changes that affect your eyesight. Some changes are more serious than others, but for many problems, there are things you can do to protect your vision. The key is to have regular eye exams so you can spot problems early.

This handout describes physiological changes to the eye in aging, eye diseases and disorders, strategies to support vision, when to get help and how to protect eyesight. Website resources are included. 6 pages.