Eyesight and Falls

Eyesight and Falls

The links between Eyesight and falls are complex, but as a general rule, the risk from falls increase as the visual performance decreases.


If you have any concerns about you vision, consult your local Optometrist/Optician who should be able to examine your eyes and advice you on practical solutions to help. These may include:

  • Updating your glasses
  • Referral for cataract surgery
  • Viewing strategies to help you make the most of your available vision

Please download the attached flyers/documents from the college of optometrists (Courtesy of NHS England Cheshire and Merseyside area team)

For college of optometrist members, there are some more useful resources here: