Optometrists are on the front line of promoting cognitive health.
The American Optometry Association recently published an article that reports a strong association between vision impairment and cognitive decline.
- The study demonstrates the causal link between severe vision impairment and declines in cognitive function.
- Cognitive decline and vision impairment often co-occur but the relationship between the two may be a modifiable trait.
- Interventional strategies to postpone vision impairment may contribute to maintaining physical and cognitive function in old age.
- Optometry can be a clear leader in driving early detection of cognitive decline and potentially slowing its progression by emphasizing the recommended use of best visual correction.
- Cognivue allows Optometrists to deliver world-class patient care and service by developing and setting industry best practices with innovation and interprofessional collaboration.
- Cognitive screening aligns with visual performance to help eye care professionals differentiate their practices and reinforce prescription wear.
- It’s a logical extension to include cognitive decline screening as part of the overall testing protocol given its association with vision problems.
- Healthy vision leads to healthy aging!