Poor vision and loneliness linked

Specsavers has carried out a survey into how the pandemic has affected people

A Specsavers study found that 51% of people who said they have poor vision have felt lonely during the pandemic compared to 38% of people who said they have good vision.

It revealed that 43% of those who are shielding have felt lonely at least some of the time, with those over 65 years old more susceptible to loneliness.

The survey of 2,330 people in the UK was carried out as part of the multiple’s activity to support Loneliness Awareness Week (June 15–19).

As well as the study, the multiple highlighted that its domiciliary team has made care calls to thousands of vulnerable patients during lockdown.

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