This short presentation helps explain some of the main vision problems experienced in adults. This does not include eye health problems such as cataract, age related macular degeneration or glaucoma as these problems affect eye sight
Eye sight and Vision are different
During their University education Optometrists are taught about eye disease. The main factors of deteriorating vision are conditions such as cataract, glaucoma and age related macular degeneration. In addition general health conditions such as high blood pressure, thyroid disease, diabetes can all affect eye health.
However, universities do not teach their students about the effects of ageing on visual function. They fail to teach how the brain processes and utilises visual information and the impact age has on these functions
Geoff Shayler, in association with Bill Hay, has been researching these aspects for the past decade and published many articles in the US, Europe and here in the UK.
In 2013, Geoff was invited to present his research at two leading International conferences. The first was in May as a keynote speaker at the 81st Light and Vision Conference in Florida and the second at the Behavioural Optometry Academy Foundation (BOAF) conference in Amsterdam.