Vision loss in senior citizens can have a major impact on the lives of those who experience it as well as on their families and friends. Vision loss can affect not only the mental health, but also the independence, mobility, and quality of life for seniors. Patients with vision impairment are at a higher risk for depression, anxiety, and other psychological problems, and our therapists can help you determine the path you need to take to get back on the road to mental wellness.
Depending on the severity of your vision loss, your therapist will determine the correct treatment plan. A therapist will support you through your negative feelings, pinpoint areas in your life that you may wish to change, help you set realistic goals, and give you tools to identify and prevent future bouts of anxiety and depression. Your therapist will custom-tailor your sessions to what you need at that moment.
Symptoms with vision loss
Severe, sudden eye pain
Hazy, blurred, or double vision
Recurrent pain in or around the eye
Seeing rainbows or halos around lights
Seeing flashes of light or sudden bright floating spots
Seeing floating “spider webs”
Seeing a “curtain coming down” over one eye
Get matched with a caring therapist
If you are experiencing any combination of the above, a therapist can help. We’re here for you.