The Surprising Effect of Social Connections on Eye Health

The Surprising Effect of Social Connections on Eye Health

Close family relationships and a strong social network may help older adults see the world better — literally. MORE FROM THE LAB: Subscribe to our weekly newsletter Writing in JAMA Ophthalmology, eye doctors at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center link such networks with the likelihood of older adults getting cataract surgery. Not only can family motivate older adults to take care of their fading vision, but family members can also help them get the care they need. “It may get to a point that it takes people around them to speak up about their changing vision,” says study...

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