Question Regarding Annointing of the Sick

Is it appropriate to ask a priest to receive the Annointing of the Sick sacrament due to eye disease and/or increasing visual impairment? Or does the illness need to be life threatening/grave?



My understanding is that the condition needs to be serious, but it need not be life-threatening. Even partial deafness or blindness: yes, assuming the condition is not reasonably expected to be transitory. Runny nose or skinned knee: no. Ask your pastor about it.

Increasing visual impairment sounds serious to me!

of course, any disease or condition that materially affects health and ability to function, does not have to be life threatening.

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