If your aging parents is having trouble seeing.   

As we get older our vision often gets worse and we might need stronger glasses or contacts. But there are conditions that can affect our vision and sometimes glasses, surgery or medication don’t help. That’s considered Low Vision.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common cause of low vision is macular degeneration, an age-related disease that affects the central portion of the visual field. Other common causes include glaucoma, cataracts and diabetes. So what do you do if you or your aging parent has low vision?

Kim and Mike Barnes of Parenting Aging Parents talk with Regina Budet, an Occupational Therapist with Empower Occupational Therapy. They discuss what it means to have low vision, what tools your parent can use to make better use of the vision they have, how occupational therapy can help and why it’s important to speak up if you see a problem.