Are you currently caring for an elderly parent who squints while watching TV, keeps bumping into stationary objects or constantly trips and falls-down? If so, they may be suffering from vision loss. At some point most seniors start gradually losing their vision because of the aging process itself. But if your mom or dad’s poor vision seems more pronounced, it could be due to an underlying eye condition that can quickly place their health and wellbeing at risk. Fortunately, there are several proven ways to assist an aging parent with vision loss, starting with these.

What Causes Poor Vision in Seniors?

Again, diminishing eyesight occurs commonly as someone grows older. In addition to aging, the most common reasons why an elderly person experiences vision loss include:

  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration

What are the Signs of Vision Loss?

For whatever reason(s), mom or dad’s vision may start deteriorating to the point you begin noticing signs like:

  • Squinting or tilting their head while reading or watching TV
  • Missing objects when reaching for them
  • Bumping frequently into objects or knocking them over
  • Falling a lot or walking hesitantly
  • If they