Visual impairment could double the risk of falls in older Australians[i], a leading cause for hospital admissions among the older population[ii]. However fall-related injuries can be avoided through early detection of eye disease and undertaking regular eye examinations.
According to a UK study, 75 per cent of older people who suffer a fall as a result of poor vision had a visual impairment that was easily correctable[iii].
Regular eye examinations provide the best chance of maintaining your well-being and independence longer.
Many older Australians are suffering simply because they do not wear spectacles, or use spectacles with prescriptions that are out of date.