Is there a link between eye conditions, and dementia?

Recent scientific research suggests there may be a direct link between certain eye conditions and dementia. This is thought to be because of reduced activity in particular areas of the brain that deal with vision, leading to cell loss and, therefore, hastening the developement of dementia. 

Cataract, Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Eye Disease were all hightlighted in the report released at the end of 2021. 

Can early detection and treatment of eye conditions affect the development of Dementia? This is unclear. However, regular eye examinations are more important than ever. And if you can no longer leave your home to visit your Optician, then McBay Mobile Opticians can come to you. 

Contact me for more information, or to see if you qualify for a Free NHS Home Eye Test. I work throughout Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board area – including Glasgow and surrounding areas, Paisley, Greenock and Gourock.