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Authors

  1. Bryant, Kimberly D. OTD, OTR/L, MHA
  2. Wengerd, Lauren PhD, OTR/L
  3. Smith, Cristina R. OTD, OTR/L

Abstract

Objective: To analyze the literature to increase understanding and awareness of how the social determinants of health can impact visual impairment in the elderly population.

 

Methods: The authors used secondary and tertiary data sources on the subject area.

 

Results: Although there has been minimal data collected on the effect of social determinants of health on visual impairment for older adults, more evidence is needed to show the influence of the social inequalities involved in the onset of low vision for the elderly population and to increase education on the resources available to improve function impacted by visual impairment.