As we age, our eyes age too. Our eyes are very delicate organs that allow us to see the world, making it important for us to take care of them. 50% of adult blindness is preventable through early detection and intervention. Adults should receive regular, dilated eye exams as recommended by their eye doctor. Those with diabetes should be receiving a dilated eye exam every year. Not receiving regular, dilated eye exams can lead to vision loss in adults.
Receiving vision care from an eye doctor is essential in monitoring and maintaining your vision health. For resources on adult vision care: professional eye care, reduced-cost eyeglasses, educational resources, financial resources, and support services please click on the link below.
Smoking is very damaging to our vision health. Those who smoke are 4-6 times more likely to develop cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Both conditions can cause severe visual impairment and permanent vision loss if treatment is not sought out. Click the link below to learn more about how smoking affects your vision.
AMD is a leading cause of vision loss for adults 50 years and older. It is increasing among the aging population and often shows no warning signs until vision is permanently lost. Learn more about AMD by clicking the link below.
AMD can have severe effects on vision health. It can cause the onset of low vision, where a certain amount of vision is permanently lost, limiting the ability for individuals to complete everyday tasks. Learn more about living with low vision and adaptive tools available to help you see more clearly.
Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that can affect anyone of any age. Once vision is lost, it cannot be restored. Take the glaucoma risk assessment below. Be aware and protect your vision health by following-up with regular eye exams with your eye doctor.