Maintaining Independence through Technology

Recorded On: 10/24/2013

Older adults are the fastest growing age group using computer and communication technology. We all adapt our devices to suit our needs. Are adaptations for those who are older a continuum of what younger people do naturally or do older people need specific advice in order to use technology to its best advantage in the face of age-related changes to vision, hearing and dexterity? This symposium describes some of the aging changes that may present barriers to the use of technologies, and will discuss how adaptions of the technology itself and optometric intervention can enable continued use of technology which is important to the maintenance of independence.

Mark W Swanson, OD, MSPH, FAAO

Douglas Lane

George Demiris

Daniel Hubbell

Irene L Yang, OD, FAAO