Review: ODs can help prevent falls in older patients

  • July 18, 2014

A review recently published by Optometry & Vision Science discussed techniques to better manage older patients who are at risk for falling, one of which is to avoid dramatic changes in spectacle lens prescriptions.

David B. Elliott, PhD, MCOptom, FAAO, discussed the role of blurred vision in the risk of falls and how inappropriate vision correction may increase that risk. He said the first step is to identify patients at risk.

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