Information for Professionals Who Serve Adults Who are Blind or Low Vision
Losing vision later in life is an overlooked, rapidly growing public health crisis, exacerbated by COVID-19. At least 12 million Americans over the age of 60 (National Health Interview Survey, 2018) report significant difficulty seeing resulting in reduced ability to engage in daily tasks or activities. Underserved by both the aging and rehabilitation networks, older people new to vision loss need access to services that will help them in coping with everyday life and reducing the social isolation and stigma they experience.
This section includes articles about the challenges that older people with vision loss face as well as highlights of policy and advocacy work currently underway related to aging and vision loss.
Here you will also find tips and suggestions to help you in your work with older people experiencing age-related vision loss.