FACTS about Vision Health
Approximately 1 million new blindness cases each year are curable or preventable through detection and treatment, according to a Georgetown University Medical Center Study.
With regular eye exams your doctor can detect eye diseases early and treat them before they turn more serious.
Eye diseases and vision problems are the second most prevalent health care problems in the United States, affecting more than 120 million people, according to a report in “Vision in Business.”
An estimated 11 million Americans have uncorrected vision problems, ranging from refractive errors (near- or far-sightedness) to sight-threatening diseases such as glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration.—“Vision in Business.”
Approximately 61% of Americans require some form of vision correction, according to Avesis Vision Care.
About 11.5% of the U.S. high school students (1.6 million American teens) may have undiagnosed or untreated vision problems, according to a study conducted by Prevent Blindness America.
At some point in one’s 40s, the ability to focus on near objects usually becomes a problem, and corrective solutions are needed.
Cataracts, a clouding that develops in the lens of the eye, and glaucoma, an optic nerve disease, are the leading causes of blindness.
Wearing ultraviolet-protecting sunglasses may slow the development of cataracts.
Glaucoma creates at least some vision loss in more than half of the approximately 2.5 million Americans estimated to have the disease.
Because glaucoma typically causes no pain and produces no symptoms, it is imperative to have regular eye exams for early detection and treatment to prevent it from worsening.
The best way to prevent eye diseases and sight loss is to have yearly eye exams and treat eye health problems as soon as possible.
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