The American Optometric Association recommends adults age 60 and under have a comprehensive eye exam every two years and then annually thereafter. Based on an individual's eye health, the eye doctor may recommend more frequent visits.
Employers should also be aware of how eye sight is impacted by the aging process. With more employees expected to keep working well into old age, vision problems can lead to injuries and safety risks. According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Safety and Health, as employees age, changes occur in the peripheral visual field, visual acuity, depth perception, and resistance to glare, and light transmission. Employers are encouraged to provide brighter, more adequate lighting in the workplace to prevent slips, trips and falls.
March 29, 2010
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