5153.0 Integrating Vision Health into Healthy Aging: a joint session with Aging & Public Health Section

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 10:30 AM
Vision impairment is a serious public health concern among older adults that affects millions of people worldwide. Vision impairment is associated with higher prevalences of falls and injuries, depression, and social isolation. Therefore, eye health promotion and vision loss prevention is an important component of healthy aging. Healthy People 2010 and 2020 call for improving the vision health of the U.S. population through prevention, early detection, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Session Objectives: 1. Demonstrate the importance of eye health promotion and vision loss prevention in achieving healthy aging. 2. Assess the current status of vision health among older adults nationally and internationally. 3. Identify modifiable barriers in accessing eye care services among older adults.

10:30 AM
Vision and Aging
Cynthia Stuen, DSW
10:48 AM
Vision care providers' perspectives on inquiring about driving in older adults
Rebecca Leinberger, MPH, Nancy Janz, PhD, Leslie Niziol, MS, Brenda W. Gillespie Gillespie, PhD and David Musch, PhD
11:06 AM
Optometrists Role in Helping Patients with Alzheimer's Disease
Uzma Zumbrink, DHSc, MPH, Timothy A. Wingert, OD, Judith Gordon, PhD and Basima Zumbrink
11:24 AM
Pilsen Eye Study: Understanding the perceived barriers and benefits of the treatment of presbyopia in an inner city Hispanic community
Thomas Wubben, BS, Christopher Guerrero, MD, Gregory Wolfe, OD, MPH and David Ramsey, MD, PhD, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Vision Care Section
Endorsed by: Aging & Public Health, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health

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