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The Aging Eye - Part 2 Print E-mail

According to the American Foundation for the Blind [1], vision loss impairs not only activities like your ability to read, write, and drive, but also in some cases your ability to live independently, raise a family, maintain or start a career, and enjoy a normal social life or recreational activities.  Luckily, it has been proven that regular visits to your eye care professional greatly decreases your chances of such vision loss.  Especially for individuals over the age of 40, the need for annual eye exams becomes even more significant as age related disorders such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration amongst many other types of complications can gradually lead to complete blindness. 

The Aging Eye - Part I Print E-mail

In 2000, studies conducted by the Harvard Medical School found that more than one million Americans over the age of 40 are legally blind (Harvard Medical, The Aging Eye, 2000). The statistics are even more startling when one considers that while individuals age 80 and over only comprise about 8% of the population in the U.S., they make up more than 69% of the blind population. Fortunately, through regular annual eye exams many age-related problems can be prevented through early detection, or be treated to reduce further complications and vision loss.

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