MultiFocal Lenses Contribute to Falls – Smilecast 98

Reduce Risk by Switching from Multifocal Lenses to Single Focus

Seniors who wear multifocal prescription glasses could reduce their risk of falling if they switch to a single-focus lens while walking outdoors. Researchers studied 606 seniors aged 65 and older who used such lenses while walking outdoors.

Half the seniors were given single-focus prescription lenses to use while outside; half multifocal lenses. Overall, falls were reduced by 8% among the single-focus lens cohort. There was a 40% reduction among those who were used to walking around outside,