Failing eyesight is a key factor in increased fall risk in older adults.
A study out of the UK shows that 270,000 individuals over age 60 who have fallen in the last two years can blame poor vision. This research also shows that many older adults in the UK do not take advantage of the free vision tests to which they are entitled.
An organization called Age UK is hoping to raise awareness about the need for regular vision exams and about the correlation between accidents and eye conditions that hinder sight. Source: Medical News Today