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Systematic Review

Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Last Reviewed: May 2022

Workgroups: Vision Workgroup

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force found insufficient evidence to recommend for or against screening for impaired visual acuity in older adults. Impaired visual acuity is decreased clarity or sharpness of vision. This recommendation applies to adults age 65 years and older who don’t have symptoms of vision loss. This recommendation doesn’t apply to adults who seek care for vision problems or have vision loss from another medical condition.

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (2022). Final recommendation statement: Impaired Visual Acuity in Older Adults: Screening. Retrieved from https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/impaired-visual-acuity-screening-older-adults.