Ageing eyes and falls

Ageing eyes and falls

  • As you get older and your vision deteriorates, you are more likely to fall
  • Age-related vision change is normal
  • Presbyopia is a common type of age-related change in vision
  • You are entitled to a free NHS sight test if you are aged 60 or over
  • The optometrist can advise you on what can be done to reduce the chance of you falling

More in-depth information written in plain English can be found on the College of Optometrists’ website: http://lookafteryoureyes.org/eye-care/ageing-eyes-and-falls

Additional information is provided by the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB): http://www.rnib.org.uk/information-everyday-living-home-and-leisure-safety-home/reduce-your-risk-falls