Key Takeaways

  • Taking care of your eyes and ears can help lower your risk for falls.

  • Get a yearly eye exam, wear your prescribed glasses but don't wear sunglasses inside, be safe with bifocals, check for hearing changes, and use good lighting throughout your home.

  • Print and share this falls prevention tip sheet with your loved ones and their caregivers.

Taking care of your eyes and ears is good not only for your vision and hearing ability but also is a great way to help protect you from falling.

View and share this tipsheet on how to take 5 easy actions to tend to your hearing and vision and reduce your risk of falls.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90FPSG0051 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.