Risk of Fall and Aging

What is Risk of Fall and Aging and How Does it Affect Me?

Falls in older patients can cause serious harm and impact the quality of life severely. They can cause us to lose confidence in our space and limit our daily activities. Vision is a key factor for reducing falls and assessing what a patient’s risk of fall is. As we grow older, our visual system changes and ages with us.

This can bring along many changes to how we interact with the space and world around us. When our visual system is off balance or disrupted, the body can lose the ability to understand where in space we are located. Ocular diseases like cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and glaucoma can affect our visual system and cause our confidence in the way we interact with out world to lessen.

How Can We Help?

Our brain’s continue to learn and create neuro-pathways up until the day we pass, so learning new techniques to improve our daily lives as we get older shouldn’t feel impossible. Our customized rehabilitation program helps patients regain confidence in their space, reduce risk of falls, and teaches visual strategies for daily living! We believe that everyone is capable of empowering themselves with the knowledge and skills to improve their daily life and reduce symptoms.

Test We Run

Balance Test & Body Mapping - Using a balance board and computerized system, we are able to asses how well your eyes and body work together. This test helps give insight on which sensory inputs, like vision and vestibular, are being used effectively to keep you balanced or if there is any dysfunction in the balance between the systems.

Our doctor also performs a body mapping and alignment assessment that uses specialized yoked prism lenses to help identify a visual mid-line shift and better align the body and visual system.

RightEye - A 5 minute ocular movement test that uses infrared light to track eye movement and tests baselines for vision tracking, eye-teaming, eye-hand coordination, and other visual tracking impairments.