Daily Tasks Seen Through Aging Eyes

If a picture is worth a thousand words, these two 8-second videos from The New York Times article, “Bracing for the Falls of an Aging Nation,” are priceless to understand what the world looks like for older adults.  And importantly, how small changes can help prevent older adults from falling.

How older adults with yellowing vision, cataracts and glaucoma see stairs.  The stairs on the left have no white stripe and stairs on the right have a white stripe, making it easier to see the first step.

 

How someone with aging vision sees a toilet seat.  The toilet seat on the left is white and toilet seat on the right is black and much easier to see.

 

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