AGED CARE VISION TESTING
What we do:
We are available to provide vision care at eye care facilities, retirement villages and shelters.
We set up in a room in the facility or for bed bound patients, we come to you with fully mobile equipment.
Did you know?
The leading causes of vision impairment are:
uncorrected refractive errors
age-related macular degeneration
Approximately 80% of all vision impairment globally is considered avoidable.
The majority of people with vision impairment are over the age of 50 years.
Poor vision can increase the risk of falls. Vision impairment ranks sixth in the world's major causes of loss of wellbeing, and the prevalence of vision loss increases with age.
90% of blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration is preventable. Vision screenings and full eye exams help detect eye diseases while they are still treatable, therefore stopping or altogether avoiding vision loss.
Smoking causes blindness
Studies show a strong link between smoking and development of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). AMD is a condition that primarily affects the part of the retina responsible for sharp central vision. AMD is one of the leading causes of blindness in older adults and has no cure. Studies found that smokers are 2.5 times more likely to develop AMD.
Cataracts have been associated with an increased risk of fall and injuries. They are easily remedied with a day surgery. Diagnosis and management of cataracts is therefore essential. As part of our service, we do the following:
Ensure eyeglasses are suitable
Expedite cataract surgery
Home or facility safety modifications
Identify new visual problems
Now that you know the facts, it's important to get your vision screened.
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