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- More than 93 million American adults are at high risk for vision loss, and 40% of them did not receive an eye exam in the past year, according to a recent CDC study.
- Vision problems can be worsened by chronic conditions, such as diabetes, but vision health is rarely incorporated into chronic disease prevention and management programs.
- Public health agencies and their partners can guide their vision loss prevention programs with CDC’s Vision Health Initiative resources that include a new vision and eye health toolkit.
- According to a recent CDC studyexternal icon, people with one or more chronic health conditions were more likely to report more frequent or worsening memory problems, also called subjective cognitive decline.
- One in 9 women aged 45 years or older report subjective cognitive decline; 83% of women with subjective cognitive decline have at least one chronic condition.
- Healthcare providers should work with their patients, especially those 45 years or older with chronic conditions, to implement 8 steps for a healthy body and healthier brain.
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