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Young adults are showing renewed interest in access to telemedical eye care. Almost three in four respondents (74 percent) under 40 said that having access to telemedicine would make them more likely to plan a routine eye exam, compared with 67 percent of all respondents.

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Young adults, in particular, are more likely to seek out and place high value on telemedicine for eye care and those in vulnerable populations are benefitting most, according to an annual vision wellness study by Versant Health.

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The study surveyed more than 500 consumers above the age of 18 and 17 health plan executives between Oct. 30 and Nov. 17, 2020. Sixty-seven percent of respondents said having access to technology for virtual visits would make them more likely to make an eye appointment.

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The doctor weighs in

More than ever, seniors need to be vigilant about their vision. Not only is it an essential sense, but poor vision presents another risk: preventable falls. Unfortunately, we live in the age of COVID which makes it harder for older adults to maintain their health, including their eye health.

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Falls are the leading cause of injuries for older Americans. More, the risk of a fall doubles for older adults with conditions that impair vision. Fortunately, preventative measures can significantly reduce this risk – keeping seniors at home and out of the hospital.

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