Approximately 11 million Americans aged 12 years and older could improve their vision. 3.3 million Americans aged 40 years and older are either legally blind or suffering low vision.
The leading causes of these issues are primarily age-related eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. Non-age related issues include refractive errors, amblyopia and strabismus.
Regular vision check ups are important from an early age. 1 in 7 preschoolers receive eye exams. Get checked early to prevent vision issues.
Eat right to protect your sight. Maintain a healthy weight. Quit or never start smoking. Wear sunglasses that block 99-100% UVA & UVB rays.
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