Many people experience different feelings of disbelief, apprehension and even depression when diagnosed with an eye condition that may cause vision loss. What may seem an insurmountable difficulty for someone newly experiencing vision loss can become just another element of daily life with some slight adjustments to everyday activities.
It takes time to adjust to new circumstances and vision loss is no exception.
Understanding the symptoms and impact of the eye disease is important because early detection and diagnosis can make a difference and lead to more positive outcomes.
It is also important to find out what is available in the form of rehabilitation and other support services, aids and equipment that will cater to individual requirements.
A good start is to talk to an eye care professional and low vision service provider about individual concerns and needs.