Eyes are precious parts of the body, especially as we get older when the onset of eye conditions can lead to blurred or reduced vision, greatly increasing the risk of fall and, reducing alertness and mobility. 

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    Early Detection of Eye Diseases

    Quality Aged Care Services Optometrists not only test the resident's eyesight but also look for the early signs of eye related diseases such as macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and dry eye. 

    The Optometrist can also see, within the eye, indications of other medical conditions such as diabetes, dry eye, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. 

    Residents are given a comprehensive eye and vision report, which will include recommendations on the need for glasses or new lenses, an eye care plan, plus indications of other health issues. The Optometrist will also be able to offer residents a selection of frames, supply lenses and make adjustments to ensure a good fit. 

Benefits for residents include:
Benefits to the facility include:
  • A greater sense of confidence in mobility

  • Improved safety through better vision

  • More motivation to read and watch television and social interaction

  • Less eye strain and eye infections

  • Early detection of life threatening diseases and health issues

  • Education and reference material to keep families and loved ones informed

  • Frame selection and fitment available on site.
  • Expert appraisal of residents level of vision

  • Improved diagnosis of complex health care issues for ACFI funding

  • Compliance with guidelines for Residential Aged Care Services

  • Staff education on best practice and implementation of eye care plans

  • Professionally trained staff who are familiar with eye ailments in the elderly

  • Minimal disruption to facility staff: 
    • We provide all the equipment and only require a small room for testing and dispensing glasses
    • We liaise with family members or trustees as required. 

Elderly people should have an eye test approximately every 12 months. Even for those that have no apparent vision problems, as a regular review is recommended as a general health check.