Depression

Optometry and Mental Health

Optometry and Mental Health

Eye health is becoming an increasingly important part of the conversation surrounding mental health.

A study in the U.S. reported that adults with visual function loss are at least 90 per cent more likely to have depression than those without visual function loss.

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Vision Loss and Depression

Vision Loss and Depression

Vision loss is often associated with Anxiety and Depression.

It is not surprising that a reduction in vision will cause significant emotional distress and fear for the individual. What is most important is that we not only provide adequate treatment to minimise the vision loss but that we provide good support to individuals to minimise the psychological stress.

Vision Loss will lead to feelings of anxiety further preventing individuals from caring for others and themselves. It is likely to lead to reduction in mobility and access to social contacts. In fact loss of vision is one of the most feared results of ageing.

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