Helpful Tips

Near Falls and Falls
What defines a near fall and what defines a fall?
Near falls occur if you trip, slip, or misstep and catch yourself before falling to the ground/floor.
Falls occur if you trip, slip, or misstep and land on the ground/floor.
If you experience a fall or near fall, please remember to mark your paper calendar for either event. Please report every month by the 15th day of the following month!
When you mail in your calendar, please use one adhesive dot (provided) or one piece of tape to seal the paper. Please avoid staples.
~ Jess, FIGS Calendar Manager
Follow-Up Year 2 Testing
  • Follow-up year 2 testing takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing to your FIGS visit, including shoes and socks that you can take off for the walking and balance portions of testing.
  • When you arrive at the Wilmer Eye Institute, please check in at the front desk at the main entrance on the first floor. After you check in, you may go downstairs to the Glaucoma Clinic and let the front desk staff know that you have arrived.
  • After your FIGS testing appointment, we will give you two study devices to wear for 7 days (pedometer and GPS). In some cases, we will send out devices to participants a few weeks before their scheduled appointments.