The study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, analyzed data from more than 2,000 adults aged 50 and over. Participants were asked to complete a vision test and a depression screening. Those who reported poor vision were significantly more likely to experience symptoms of depression. The study also found that having a positive outlook and a strong sense of purpose in life can help to mitigate the negative effects of poor vision on mental health. The researchers suggest that healthcare providers should consider vision problems when assessing depression risk in older patients.
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