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Chapter 17 "Senior Class"

Vision loss may present unique challenges to older generations. In this chapter, Mr. Brady describes these challenges and offers several responses.

"Loss of vision in one eye is not a trivial thing at any age, but the problems of adjusting to the loss can become more critical to a person of advanced years. Slowed reaction time, less than perfect vision in the remaining eye, deterioration of hearing, a sense that often supplements sight, are negative factors. On the positive side are experience, judgment and skill built up over a period of years. These attributes, both positive and negative tend to balance out and allow the older segment of the population to compare favorably with the automobile safety record of the somewhat more accident prone youthful drivers." (pg. 125)

"Most important--periodic eye examinations, yearly if possible, to catch the onset of problems such as glaucoma and cataracts in their early stages and to keep eye glass prescriptions up to date. . .glaucoma, if detected in it's early stage, can be arrested and with continuing treatment, vision can be retained." (pg. 126)

A Singular ViewTable of Contents

(Click on chapter title to see excerpt)

Chapter 1 Unhappy Landings
Chapter 2 Awkward Takeoff
Chapter 3 Jolts of Reality
Chapter 4 Flying High
Chapter 5 How About You?
Chapter 6 Seeing in 3-D
Chapter 7 What's Changed
Chapter 8 Getting Back to 3-D
Chapter 9 Pitfalls and Booby Traps
Chapter 10 In the Driver's Seat
Chapter 11 The Active Life
Chapter 12 Gimmicks and Gadgets--Let Technology Help
Chapter 13 Keeping the Good Eye Good
Chapter 14 Seeing to Your Looks
Chapter 15 Driver and Pilot Licensing Standards
Chapter 16 For Parents Only
Chapter 17 Senior Class
Chapter 18 Great Company