There is a high incidence of visual impairment among seniors, and vision impairment is one of the ten most frequent causes of disability in America. With greater numbers of people living longer, the incidence of vision loss will rise substantially and learning to adapt to these changes in visual status will be increasingly important to the patient who wants to restore independence, confidence and quality of life. ROSENBLOOM AND MORGAN'S MANUAL OF VISION AND AGING is a comprehensive introduction to visual care for the aging population.

Key Features

  • Every chapter reflects the latest advances in treating age-related vision problems.
  • Ten chapters cover hot topics in vision and aging, including age-related systemic diseases, neurological diseases, auditory impairment and cognition, public health aspects of vision and aging, using vision-assistive technology, ethical issues, and vision care for the older driver.
  • Discusses all aspects of the aging eye, offering evidence-based coverage of both optometric primary care and the management of major ocular disease in the elderly.
  • Emphasizes improving the quality of life for older adults, fostering goal-directed activities and an independent life style.
  • Respected contributors provide expert insights into the diagnosis and treatment of low vision in older adults.
  • Covers the pathologic, pharmacologic, psychologic, and socioeconomic aspects of aging.

Table of Contents

1. Primary Vision Care in Geriatrics: An Overview

2. Normal Age-Related Vision Changes

3. Age-Related Systemic Diseases in the Older Adult

4. Age-Related Neurological Diseases in the Older Adult

5. Age-Related Anterior Segment Diseases in the Older Adult

6. Age-Related Posterior Segment Diseases in the Older Adult

7. Optometric Examination of the Older Adult

8. Factors that Complicate the Eye Examination of the Older Adult

9. Auditory Impairment in the Older Adult

10. Pharmacological Aspects of Aging

11. Vision Corrections for the Older Adult

12. Contact Lenses and the Older Adult

13. Functional Therapy in the Rehabilitation of the Older Adult

14. Vision Care of the Visually Impaired Older Adult

15. Assistive Technology for the Visually Impaired Older Adult

16. The Older Driver

17. Nutrition and the Older Adult

18. Delivery of Vision Care in Non-Traditional Settings

19. Public Health Aspects of Elder Patient Care

20. Ethical Issues in the Care of the Older Adult

21. The Vision Rehabilitation Field and the Aging Network


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About the author

Alfred Rosenbloom

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Vision Services, Chicago Lighthouse for People Who are Blind and Visually Impaired, Distinguished Professor and Dean Emeritus, Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL