Falls and Older Adults

Frequently Asked Questions

19. What can I do to prevent vision-related falls?

Have your vision tested regularly or if you think it has changed. Even a small change in vision can increase your risk of falling.

To prevent falls, wear your eyeglasses if you need them. Keep the lenses clean and be sure the frames are straight. If you get new glasses, be extra cautious as you get used to them. If you wear reading glasses or multi-focal lenses, take them off when you're walking to avoid missteps.