Eye & Vision Health
"Did You Know?" is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
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August 1, 2014
April 26, 2013
- Although most Americans who have vision problems are aged 65 years or older, even preschoolers may not see as well as they should.
- A comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to detect eye problems early.
- Free resources are available to help educate your community about the importance of dilated eye exams.
September 28, 2012
- Glaucoma, the “sneak thief of sight,” affects more than two million US adults aged 40 or older and is projected to affect 3.3 million people by 2020.
- Early detection and treatment of glaucoma can help prevent blindness.
- You can promote sight-saving measures by encouraging comprehensive dilated eye exams
August 3, 2012
- About 61 million US adults are at high risk for serious vision loss, but only half visited an eye doctor in the past 12 months.
- Increased availability and affordability of eye health care services can help prevent blindness and vision impairment.
- Sharing these eye health tips can help the public take steps to keep their eyes healthy.
May 27, 2011
- An estimated 11 million Americans who are visually impaired could achieve good vision with glasses, contact lenses, or eye surgery.
- Older adults with moderate or extreme vision loss are no more likely than those with good vision to get eye examinations.
- You can use the BRFSS vision module to measure vision health in your state.
- Page last reviewed: November 9, 2015
- Page last updated: November 9, 2015
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