Technical Note: Domestic lighting requirements for elderly patients
It is a well established fact that older persons require higher levels of illumination to meet their visual needs, than do younger people. However, most interior lighting standards pay little attention to the needs of older persons. These standards give few recommendations for domestic lighting and rarely does illumination in homes meet the recommended levels. This paper discusses the role of the optometrist in the assessment of the response of older patients to illuminance levels and presents information which can help the optometrist better advise older persons on their domestic lighting requirements.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||For more information, please contact the author. Author contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Keywords:||visual impairment, domestic lighting, lighting standards, illuminance levels, disability glare, elderly patients|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1983 Australian Optometrical Association|
|Deposited On:||01 Dec 2006|
|Last Modified:||15 Jan 2009 17:16|
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