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Raising Awareness About Eye Health Among Older Adults

By Staff
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 4:40 PM

With the growing number of older adults in the U.S., eye disease and vision loss are becoming major public health concerns. There are currently more than 40 million people age 65 and older in the U.S., and that number is expected to double by 2050. As people age, their risk increases for eye diseases and conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, glaucoma, and low vision. However, vision loss is not an inevitable part of aging, so it is important to spread the word that if eye diseases are detected and treated early, vision loss can often be prevented. The National Eye Health Education Program Vision and Aging Program is designed to help ECPs raise awareness about eye health among the older adults they serve. Read More.
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