According to the Mayo Clinic, about half of all 65-year-old Americans and an even higher percentage of people in their seventies have some degree of cataracts. A cataract can be relatively mild or severe. In the latter case, it will block the passage of light to the retina, causing significant vision problems. A cataract usually develops slowly and painlessly, so vision can be affected without the sufferer realizing it.
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The healthcare industry experienced extraordinary challenges in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Health plan decision-makers grappled with rapid responses to the crisis while making sure their members could access the care and services that support their ongoing health and wellness.
Preview of an infographic about how to make vision care count during a crisis
Eye care is an essential service for Americans’ well-being. Healthy vision is an essential part of independent living, and eye exams are a window into overall health. As such, the role of eye care in wellness has never been more clear than during the COVID-19 pandemic that dominated most of 2020.
Preview of an infographic that compares the cost of vision care to the cost of traditional holiday items
Did you know that taking care of one of your most important senses costs less than a daily cup of coffee? Check out our infographic for more facts about the value of vision care.
Thumbnail of an infographic that describes the financial impact of falls among older adults (click to view the PDF)
Falls are the leading cause of injuries for older Americans. In addition to threatening the health and independence of seniors, falls also generate significant economic costs. However, falling is not an inevitable result of aging and the number of falls among seniors can be reduced significantly.
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Eating a diet low in fat and rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help not only your heart but also your eyes. Below are some specific foods that can help protect vision and eyes.
Preview of an infographic that talks about vision tips for kids
Did you know that one in four school-age children have vision problems that can affect learning, personality, and school adjustment? Learn more about spotting eye problems in children and how to protect your child's eyes.
Infographic preview about visiting an eye care professional during COVID-19 (opens in a new window)
Some eye care professionals (ECPs) are beginning to see patients again. They are also taking several precautions to protect your health, including following strict hygiene and disinfection guidelines for their offices. You should expect many changes to in-person appointments, including how you schedule them and what happens before and during your exam.