fbpx

New glasses, new risks

 

Over-aggressive vision correction may increase the risk of falling in older adults, according to Dr. David B. Elliott, who has received the Glenn A. Fry award for a study on the topic.

 

The researcher conducted a review of studies on the impact of blurred vision and vision correction on the risk of falling in older adults. Poor vision is a significant factor in the risk of falling in older people. Consequently, one would think that getting new glasses would reduce this risk. However, the opposite is often the case.

 

In a paper published in Optometry and Vision Science, Dr. Elliott refers to a study showing that older patients getting new glasses with a big change in vision prescription have difficulty adapting and are at risk of falling.

 

Dr. Elliott suggests that optometrists use a conservative approach when prescribing glasses for older patients and keep the same type of lens that their patients are used to. He also suggests that if a patient simply requests a new frame, without complaining of vision problems, optometrists should follow the clinical maxim that says “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”


Sources:

http://journals.lww.com/optvissci/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2014&issue=06000&article=00003&type=abstract

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140523145133.htm

Featured Posts

Voila Optik March-April 2024 WestGroupe Izumi

Elevate Your Style with OS-9369: A Fusion of Bold Elegance and Playful Sophistication

Introducing Izumi OS-9369, a captivating blend of bold elegance and playful charm.

Learn More

Myopia Profile Visitor Data Indicates Surging Global Interest in Research, Interventions, and Clinical Practice

Professional and Parent Website Use Reveals Record Engagement and Impact

Read more
Appoint of Louise Courville

Louise Courville Appointed to the VuePoint Team

Louise Courville appointed to spearhead growth initiatives of VuePoint publications and services.

Read more

Transitions ® GEN S – Now Available in Canada

Transitions® GEN S™, the ultra-responsive to light lens from Transitions Optical has launched in Canada.

Read more

CooperVision Extends Partnership with Plastic Bank, Adds Vision Care Program for Collectors

Collaboration Expands Support for People + Planet

Read more
Voila Optik March-April 2024 WestGroupe Izumi

Elevate Your Style with OS-9369: A Fusion of Bold Elegance and Playful Sophistication

Introducing Izumi OS-9369, a captivating blend of bold elegance and playful charm.

Learn More

Myopia Profile Visitor Data Indicates Surging Global Interest in Research, Interventions, and Clinical Practice

Professional and Parent Website Use Reveals Record Engagement and Impact

Read More
Appoint of Louise Courville

Louise Courville Appointed to the VuePoint Team

Louise Courville appointed to spearhead growth initiatives of VuePoint publications and services.

Read More

Transitions ® GEN S – Now Available in Canada

Transitions® GEN S™, the ultra-responsive to light lens from Transitions Optical has launched in Canada.

Read More

CooperVision Extends Partnership with Plastic Bank, Adds Vision Care Program for Collectors

Collaboration Expands Support for People + Planet

Read More
Voila Optik March-April 2024 WestGroupe Izumi

Elevate Your Style with OS-9369: A Fusion of Bold Elegance and Playful Sophistication

Introducing Izumi OS-9369, a captivating blend of bold elegance and playful charm.

Learn More

Myopia Profile Visitor Data Indicates Surging Global Interest in Research, Interventions, and Clinical Practice

Professional and Parent Website Use Reveals Record Engagement and Impact

Read more
Appoint of Louise Courville

Louise Courville Appointed to the VuePoint Team

Louise Courville appointed to spearhead growth initiatives of VuePoint publications and services.

Read more

Transitions ® GEN S – Now Available in Canada

Transitions® GEN S™, the ultra-responsive to light lens from Transitions Optical has launched in Canada.

Read more

CooperVision Extends Partnership with Plastic Bank, Adds Vision Care Program for Collectors

Collaboration Expands Support for People + Planet

Read more
Voila Optik March-April 2024 WestGroupe Izumi

Elevate Your Style with OS-9369: A Fusion of Bold Elegance and Playful Sophistication

Introducing Izumi OS-9369, a captivating blend of bold elegance and playful charm.

Learn More

Myopia Profile Visitor Data Indicates Surging Global Interest in Research, Interventions, and Clinical Practice

Professional and Parent Website Use Reveals Record Engagement and Impact

Read more
Appoint of Louise Courville

Louise Courville Appointed to the VuePoint Team

Louise Courville appointed to spearhead growth initiatives of VuePoint publications and services.

Read more

Transitions ® GEN S – Now Available in Canada

Transitions® GEN S™, the ultra-responsive to light lens from Transitions Optical has launched in Canada.

Read more

CooperVision Extends Partnership with Plastic Bank, Adds Vision Care Program for Collectors

Collaboration Expands Support for People + Planet

Read more