It is important that people ensure their glasses and contact lens prescriptions are kept up to date so they are benefitting from the best possible vision, one specialist has advised.
According to Rosie Gavzey, director of the Eyecare Trust, regular checks to see whether people"s scion is deteriorating can ensure that prescriptions are up to date and people are benefitting from the best possible eyecare.
She explained that recent research has shown that 75 per cent of older people who suffer a fall as a result of poor vision had a visual impairment that was easily correctable.
"One in three people aged 75-plus has impaired vision as a result of wearing out of date prescriptions, or no glasses at all. Regular sight tests help ensure that all over-60s could see more clearly," she added.
by Emily Tait