As we get older, seeing clearly has obvious advantages, but did you know that Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) can actually decrease the likelihood that you’ll experience falls and fractures as you age?
A comprehensive study published in the Journal of the American Medical Society found that people over 70 years old significantly decreased their risk of fractures from falls by getting cataract surgery.
“Specifically,” it says, “vision plays an important role in providing a reference frame for postural balance and stability, and cataract-induced changes in vision have been found to be associated with postural instability.
“A systematic review found that patients who wait more than six months for cataract surgery had an increased rate of falls. Furthermore, cataracts have been found to be the most common cause of fracture-related visual impairment, with untreated cataract causing up to 49 percent of visual impairment in patients with femoral neck fractures related to decreased vision.”
Eventually, everyone develops cataracts. Presbyopia, or “over-40 vision” is the beginning stage. By age 50, many people start to need reading glasses, and by 60 years old, most people have noticed the vision difficulties associated with developing cataracts.
Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) is a cataract surgery alternative that allows patients to see clearly and naturally, and it can be done before a developing cataract significantly affects quality of life.
Dr. Jason Brinton in St. Louis is the top RLE provider in the nation. To find out if RLE is the solution for your vision problems, schedule your Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis today! Don’t miss another moment. Clear, natural vision can be a quick, simple, safe procedure away!