Dementia is a disease that leads to changes in the structure and chemistry of the brain. Approximately 90,000 people in Scotland have dementia and about 1/3rd of those have significant sight loss.
Maintaining eye health is important for people affected by dementia. Being able to see well helps with mobilitiy and quality of life even when the person with dementia is no longer reading or able to communicate.
Regulare eye examinations are vital. And it is important to stress that eye tests do not rely solely on patient communication. So, however advanced the disease, annual checks are still a must.
At McBay Mobile Opticians I can come to see you in your own home for a home eye test which can reduce the anxiety of visiting a new place. It is also a great opportunity for me to advice on environmental factors around your home to improve and enhance your ability to live well with dementia.
For more information or to find out if you qualify for a free NHS eye examination in your own home call 0141 611 9696.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Principal Optometrist at McBay Mobile Opticians