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May 1998

Test of Divided Visual Attention Predicts Automobile Crashes Among Older Adults

Arch Ophthalmol. 1998;116(5):665. doi:

Authors: Cynthia Owsley, PhD; Karlene Ball, PhD; Gerald McGwin Jr, MS; Michael E. Sloane, PhD; Daniel L. Roenker, PhD; Milton F. White, MD; E. Todd Overley, OD, MS

Context.— Crash risk in older drivers has been associated with visual acuity loss, but only weakly so, suggesting other factors contribute. The useful field of view is a measure that reflects decline in visual sensory function, slowed visual processing speed, and impaired visual attention skills.