1) 'Patients who suffer from Macular Degenration (AMD). They are at significantly greater risk of falling due to loss of central vision'.
2) 'Patients who wear bifocals and varifocal lenses and are not used to them'.
3) 'Patients who have a field loss in one or both eyes'.
In all cases, small changes in lifestyle, frames and lens design, lighting plus simple advice from an optometrist can significantly reduce the risk of a fall', said Mohammed.
There are now also 'local falls teams' that can help carry out risk assessments and give more specific advice too'.
You can call Visual Answers Optometrists Loughborough on Quorn (01509) 414151 or Barrow Upon Soar (01509) 416800 for more information.
Visual Answers are award-winning independent optometrists and opticians that provide a free full eye examination to all those aged over 60 and will also give useful advice on things that can be done to redice the risks of falling. They also carry out free eye tests and hearing tests at home for those who are over 60 and vulnerbale or unable to attend a high street optician for a sight test or hearing test.