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Eye doctors set sights on vision-related falls

A report by the College of Optometrists shows a marked variation in vision checks carried out by falls teams across the UK.

Focus on Falls is the result of a 12 month project to establish current provision of vision checks among UK falls services.

One in three people over 65 will fall every year in the UK, and falls are the biggest cause of accidental death in people aged over 75 . Ageing vision can significantly increase the risk of falling.