Vision Loss and Depression May Have A Connection

Lately have you been feeling down and upset? Are you also noticing your vision getting worse? Well, according to a new study the two maybe linked. In the study which was performed by the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, people suffering from depression are more likely to have self-reported vision loss.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 10,000 adults aged 20 and older who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 2005 and 2008.

The rate of depression was about 11 percent among people with self-reported vision loss and about 5 percent among those who did not report vision loss, according to the study, which was published online in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology.

Researchers concluded that there was a significant association between self-reported vision loss and depression. (This was after accounting for a number of factors — including age, sex and general health) The study did not, however, show that one causes the other.

Depression is a very serious illness and should not be taken lightly. Loss of vision and the need for glasses are very common as well. If you or someone you know seems upset on a regular basis see a doctor as soon as possible and for all your reading glasses needs visit A great smile and a great pair of stylish glasses are a great combination!


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