Study: Older Americans' vision better than decades ago

July 20, 2012 4:31:40 PM PDT
Northwestern University researchers say older Americans enjoy better eyesight today than their parents did in their later years.

The study found visual impairment among the elderly in the U.S. has declined 58 percent since the 1980's.

Researchers used national data between 1984 and 2010 for the study.

The authors say their findings suggest current screening, diagnosis and intervention methods are more effective than those used in past generations.

The study has been published on-line for the journal Ophthalmology.