Cataracts are common in older adults, affecting more than 50% of the population aged 80 and over. Although cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, accounting for more than 40% of cases, they are also one of the most treatable eye conditions.
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Eye exams can identify vision problems and protect you from the impact of devastating eye diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration. Eye exams also provide an opportunity to detect up to 30 chronic medical conditions, even before symptoms occur.
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Dry eye is painful, frustrating, and affects nearly five million Americans age 50 and older. Dry eye occurs when tear production is inadequate. Without enough tears, debris doesn’t get washed away, resulting in a gritty feeling in your eyes.
Most women are unaware they are at a greater risk for vision loss and impairment than men. Fortunately, women can take proactive steps to protect their eye health by following these five tips.
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Many adults develop eyesight issues between their mid-40s and early 50s. Poor vision at close distances is one of the most common challenges. This article explores the top six ways to improve your vision over 50.
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If you suffer from specific eye problems, your doctor may prescribe eyeglasses to help your eyesight. However, your prescription for eyeglasses contains numbers and abbreviated words that you may be unable to understand. Therefore, the first step towards reading your eyeglass prescription is to understand the meaning of these abbreviations.
Age-related macular degeneration – also called macular degeneration or AMD – is the leading cause of severe vision loss among Americans, more than glaucoma and cataracts combined.
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Wearing sunscreen, properly hydrating and taking time out of the sun are some of the best ways to protect ourselves from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays during the summer. However, protection doesn’t stop at the skin. This UV Safety Awareness Month, we must not forget the value of protecting our eyes from the sun.
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According to The Lighthouse Guild, every year 100,000 eye injuries in the U.S. are related to sports activities, and of those injuries, around 13,500 lead to some degree of permanent vision loss.  However, the American Academy of Ophthalmology notes that an estimated 90% of serious eye injuries sustained during sports could be prevented by wearing appropriate protective eyewear.
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