Vision loss can have a devastating impact on people’s lives. Not only those experiencing vision loss, but those who love and care about them.
People with vision loss are:
far less likely to be employed
three times as likely to experience clinical depression
twice as likely to fall and four times as likely to suffer hip fractures
 Disability, education and the labour market: A longitudinal portrait for New Zealand – AUT January 2016
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