The RNIB reckon that over 100,000 people with dementia have sight loss. So it is vital that regular eye examinations continue after a dementia diagnosis. I regularly have family members or carers ask me if I'll be able to carry out an eye test because of communication or behavioural difficulties. The answer is yes, absolutely. With some tailoring and refinement, everyone can - and should - have access to eye care.
A big advantage to my many clients with dementia is that I am a home visiting, or domiciliary, optometrist. I can examine their eyes in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes at a time that suits them.
For more information or to find out if you qualify for a visit from a home visiting optician call 0141 611 9696.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Principal Optometrist at McBay Mobile Opticians