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Here are our top ten tips for people with dementia to keep your eyes healthy... (Thread) #WorldAlzheimersDay
1. Ensure you have a sight test every two years, unless advised otherwise by an optometrist.
2 If you or your carer feel a traditional letter chart is unsuitable, don’t worry, optometrists have alternative ways to examine your vision
3. When arranging appointments tell the optometrist you, or the person you support, has dementia
4. Some optometrists will visit people in your own home
5. Take a list of medications to eye appointments as some may affect your vision.
6. Advise your optometrist of any changes in behaviour which may indicate undetected sight loss such as persistently cleaning glasses.
7. Ask your optometrist to recommend the most appropriate glasses for you.
8. Think about the 3 C’s – correct, clean and current glasses.
9. Tell your optometrist if glasses are uncomfortable.
10. You may be entitled to financial support towards the cost of glasses or a sight test.
Thanks to @alzscot for their help coming up with these tips. You can download further information: rnib.in/2xxyTVE

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