The Emotional Toll Of Blindness

Man in mental health support groupLosing one's sight is difficult.  One important aspect is the toll it takes on one's mental health.

Blindness can increase:
  • Loneliness
  • Social isolation
  • Worry
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
25% of adults who lose their vision experience depression or anxiety.  Younger adults have five times the risk of severe depression or anxiety when losing their sight.

Vision Loss and Mental Health

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