The Link Between Vision Loss And Depression

Elderely man sitting in support groupAccording to the CDC, 1 million Americans are blind and 7 million have vision loss.  Additionally, 93 million are at risk of significant vision loss.  Of course, blindness and vision loss affect ones sight, physical health, and quality of life.  But they also can have a big impact on these mental health issues:
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Social isolation
  • Worry, anxiety, and fear
A recent study by the CDC shows that about 25% of adults with vision loss have depression or anxiety.

What We Know About Vision Loss and Mental Health

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