Eye Health 101
Tens of millions of Americans are too busy to realize they have uncorrected vision problems, and that can lead to worsening eyesight. Some eye diseases, such as glaucoma, can cause irreversible vision loss. Vision problems affect more than 86 million adults over the age of 40. In children, amblyopia, if not detected early, can have long-term consequences.
Someone in your family may be at risk
One in four school-age children has an undiagnosed vision problem that can interfere with learning.
People age forty and older are at greater risk for glaucoma, cataracts and other potentially sight-stealing diseases.
Older drivers with vision impairment are 200% more likely to be involved in an auto accident.
More than 10 million Americans suffer serious vision and health problems as a result of computer usage.
An hour of time is a small price to pay
The best way to ensure that your family?s vision is healthy is to make sure every member of your family has a regular comprehensive eye exam. Some vision problems are symptom-less and pain-free, making it hard to know whether or not you might have a problem. The most effective method for detecting vision problems is through comprehensive eye exam performed by an eye doctor.
How regular is regular?
To determine how frequently you or a member of your family should have an eye exam, start by taking the One Minute Sight Saver Test, then consult with your eye doctor to set an exam schedule.