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James Nazroo, Jennifer Whillans and Katey Matthews, University of Manchester
Sight loss and low income have been linked in a new study commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust. Older people from disadvantaged backgrounds are at far greater risk of developing sight problems than those from wealthier sections of society, researchers at the University of Manchester have found.
The report advocates for minimising social and economic risks for sight deterioration through early diagnosis, easy access to free corrective lenses, and policy changes to mitigate the costs associated with vision loss in older people.