Top Story

Declines in vision, activity linked to increased mortality risk

August 22, 2014

Researchers discovered a direct relationship between loss of visual acuity and decline in instrumental activities of daily living levels, which increases the risk of mortality in older adults.

The prospective longitudinal study included 2,520 noninstitutionalized adults between 65 and 84 years old. Patients were reassessed at 2, 6 and 8 years after baseline. The study involved an at-home interview and a 4- to 5-hour clinic examination.

In the Journals

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…
In the Journals

Study: Low vision interventions can prevent depression

July 11, 2014
A study recently published in Ophthalmology found that combining low vision rehabilitation with mental health support halved the incidence of depression in patients…
Industry News

Survey: Twenty percent of most practices consist of patients older than 65

April 11, 2014
A new survey shows that 39% of polled practices have patient bases consisting of 20% to 40% of patients older than 65 years, while 37% reported more than 40% of patients…

Bacterial Conjunctivitis Challenge

This activity is sponsored by Sponsored by Bausch + Lomb.

10/28/2013
How much do you know about bacterial conjunctivitis treatment? Each question on this challenge features expert…
More »

Blepharitis Management: Current Thinking and Clinical Insights

This activity is sponsored by Bausch + Lomb.

7/25/2014
Blepharitis Management: Current Thinking and Clinical Insights
More »

Filter By:

In the Journals

Declines in vision, activity linked to increased mortality risk

August 22, 2014
Researchers discovered a direct relationship between loss of visual acuity and decline in instrumental activities of daily living levels, which…
In the Journals

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…
In the Journals

Study: Low vision interventions can prevent depression

July 11, 2014
A study recently published in Ophthalmology found that combining low vision rehabilitation with mental health support halved the incidence of…
Industry News

Survey: Twenty percent of most practices consist of patients older than 65

April 11, 2014
A new survey shows that 39% of polled practices have patient bases consisting of 20% to 40% of patients older than 65 years, while 37% reported more…
In the Journals

Continued national surveys needed to track age-related vision conditions, study finds

March 24, 2014
In studying various surveys on common age-related vision conditions, researchers concluded that ongoing surveys designed to provide reliable…
Meeting News Coverage

New Low Vision Readers address contrast, lighting issues

March 14, 2014
ATLANTA – LVR Technology LLC announced Thursday here at SECO the availability of its patented readers built specifically for patients with…
Industry News

Eye test effective in identifying Alzheimer's disease, study shows

February 17, 2014
A clinical trial of Sapphire II, an eye testing system designed to aid in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, was successful, Cognoptix announced…

Digital eye wear provides new option for low vision patients

Primary Care Optometry News, March 2014
New digital eye wear that utilizes video images may enable users with low vision or legal blindness to see with as near-normal vision as their…
Industry News

Free patient resources available on AMD, low vision

January 23, 2014
Prevent Blindness, a volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight, has declared February Age-related…
In the Journals

Simulations of lifelong brain experience challenge definition of cognitive decline

January 23, 2014
Declining performance by older adults on psychometric tests may be the natural consequence of older brains searching and filtering ever-increasing…
More Headlines »