Geriatric Vision Care – a New Look at the Old

World-wide, Optometry is expanding its scope of practice in many jurisdictions. Geriatric optometry is, perhaps, the newest subspecialty of Optometry.

This Special Issue of the Journal of Optometry covers topics of critical interest to those who are involved in research into vision in the elderly or in their clinical care; management of disease in the elderly, glare testing, gaze behavior and balance, and quality of life.

While Optometry has an obvious and major role to play in the measurement and optimization of functional vision and in the treatment of many vision disorders in the elderly population, Optometry is also responsible for building the evidence base for the treatments we offer the elderly.

J Optom, Vol. 2, No. 3, July-September 2009

Guest Editorial

Susan J. Leat1, Andrew Gurwood2, Hélène Kergoat3, Konrad Pesudovs4, Frank Eperjesi5
1School of Optometry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada
2Salus University, 8360, Old York Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027, USA
3École d’optométrie, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Qc, Canada
4NH&MRC Centre for Clinical Eye Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia
5School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK.

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