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Researchers link age, general health and antidepressant use with eye disorders
Date:5/1/2014

disorders are treatable with glasses, vision therapy, or in some cases surgery.

"Keeping your glasses up-to-date through regular eye examinations to avoid large prescription changes is one way to maintain good vision, decrease risk for falls and maintain a good quality of life as you age," said Dr. Leat.

Optometry researchers, Dr. Lisa Chan, Dr. Priya-Devi Maharaj, Dr. Patricia Hrynchak, Andrea Mittelstaedt, Dr. Carolyn Machan, and Dr. Elizabeth Irving co-authored the paper and the results were published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science. The Vision Services Plan and the Canadian Optometric Education Trust Fund supported the research.


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