Visual impairment and disability in older adults.

  title={Visual impairment and disability in older adults.},
  author={Gary Stuart Rubin and Karen Bandeen Roche and P Prasada-Rao and Linda P. Fried},
  journal={Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry},
  volume={71 12},
BACKGROUND Previous studies have reported that reduced visual acuity is associated with functional dependence in older persons. The purpose of this study was to determine whether components of vision impairment besides reduced acuity contribute to reduced functional independence. METHODS Community dwelling adults aged 65 years and older were administered a battery of vision tests including distance acuity, letter contrast sensitivity, disability glare, and stereoacuity. A physical function… CONTINUE READING