Eyeglasses and falling
Posted 26 May 2010 - 03:45 PM
I read something today about older people falling and the relation to bifocals or continuous focus lens causing it. I do have contiuous focus lenses, having had pitiful vision all my life. This article said that having a pair of outdoor only, single focal length glasses might help older people to avoid falls outside as they allow better depth perception.
I think I will try this especially as I'm outside a lot- today it was chasing the goats out of the garden because I forgot to close the gate. I was gimping along at half speed because of twisting something in an fall earlier this week.
Now if a solution to my lack of mental focus can be found...
Posted 27 May 2010 - 03:25 AM
Posted 27 May 2010 - 05:24 AM
But what this article was saying is that depth perception is better with a single focal length lens. Which could reduce tripping and stumbling.
I would imagine that the "outdoor" glasses would be set for intermediate or distance vision only.
Anyway, since it's been a problem with me, even though I never thought of it as a vision problem, I think I will try it.
Posted 27 May 2010 - 08:45 AM
That should have been same as the top (distance) part.
Posted 28 May 2010 - 03:28 PM
I eventually went with the continuous focus lens after my eye doctor told me that they can adjust on the lens where the near and far sighted bits occur, even though you can't tell where the transition is. He raised my near sighted section up a bit so I could see my feet clearly. (Well, I do have to lean forward a bit to compensate for my, um, cushioning~) That seems to have done the trick. When I drive, I just let my glasses slide down my nose a bit.
Good FYI. Nobody needs a fall!
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