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My husband has mild Parkinson’s with mild cognitive impairment. His overall vision seems ok, but he often doesn’t see objects that are visible and in front of him, on a shelf or table for example. Do others experience this vision problem?

  1. Hi Judie: this interesting. I wonder if it is a function of concentration or a physical effect of the PD? I know when I’m distracted, I don’t always see what’s right in front of me. My significant other , who is very conscious of my issue points things out and I say “ oh, ok, I see it. “. When I drive, I tend to be more focused and I think I see all that is in front of me. But, sitting or strolling, my mind tends to relax and wander so vision/ concentration is less critical. See the doc, they should help to diagnose. Take care.

    1. Thanks...I will ask the doc.....just wondered if anyone else is experiencing it.

  2. Hi Judie, Thank you for your comment. Your husband is not alone with this vision problem. I often do not see objects that are visible and in front of me, especially when looking in the refrigerator. It can be very frustrating at times.

    1. Thanks Marc; it is helpful to know that others have similar experiences.

      1. Hi, , we appreciate you reaching out. Parkinson's can have an effect on one's vision, however everyone is different. If you don't mind me asking, have you and your husband had an opportunity to bring this up with his physician? We always recommend speaking with one's doctor about new or developing symptoms. In the meantime, I thought you may be interested in this article about PD and vision - https://parkinsonsdisease.net/clinical/vision-issues-symptom. I hope this is helpful. Wishing you and your husband well. Kindly, Jessica, Parkinsonsdisease.net Team Member

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