Oxford University Press
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Nursing and Public Health
Vision restrictions can create'difficulty in coping with the physical environment, increasing the risk of injury (by falls, for example) and often increasing a person's dependence on others, including community-service workers (Taylor 2002). Opportunities for social interaction, education, and employment can be limited and there is a risk of negative effects on emotional wellbeing. Even mild visual impairment has a significant impact on social functioning and healthy ageing.