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Eye Health

27 May 2010

Eyeglass Change Might Keep Elderly From Falling

Wearing single-lens glasses while outside reduced falls among active, 'outdoorsy' elders, study says

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But multifocal eyeglasses can affect balance and increase the risk of falls, research suggests.

 

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