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Vision and eye disorders among the elderly usually result from progressive retinal degeneration, increased pressure in the eye, or the formation of protein clumps. The most prevalent vision disorders found in older adults are glaucoma, cataracts, presbyopia, conjunctivitis, and corneal disease. Symptoms that signal eye problems include dryness, poor eyesight, farsightedness, nearsightedness, blurred or double vision, seeing halos surrounding lights, pain, swelling or burning, and heavy eye discharge. Those caring for individuals with vision problems will need to assist with everyday tasks, medication administration, transportation, and other activities that require reading or normal vision. To alleviate the symptoms of eye problems, caregivers can also help individuals with contact lenses, glasses, LASIK surgery recovery, eyedrops, and sunglasses use.