Blurred vision or reduced vision refers to a lack of sharpness of vision resulting in the inability to see fine detail. Blurred vision may result from abnormalities present at birth such as nearsightedness or farsightedness that require corrective lenses (eyeglasses) or it may signal the presence of eye disease

Learning to live with reduced vision

By ALEX SINNOTT

BLURRY vision while watching television one fateful evening more than eight years ago rang alarm bells for Bryan Mair. Bryan Mair still enjoys a read, with a little help from magnifying technology.

The Warrnambool retiree swiftly booked an appointment with his optometrist after his vision became fuzzy and eyes irritable, but it took a few months before he discovered he had macular degeneration.
The medical condition usually affects people aged 50 and over and relates to the loss of vision in the eye’s central field — the macula — meaning some peripheral vision remains.
Mr Mair said while there was some awareness of the disease, many people were still unaware of the need for regular eye checks. “I started off with blurry vision suddenly one night while watching television and within six months I was legally blind,” the 80-year-old said…..
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Source: The Standard
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