Aging Population Means More Vision Issues

From the Practical Care Continuum newsletter

In 2010, an estimated 2.8 million Baby Boomers will celebrate their 60th birthdays, and within the next 30 years, the National Eye Institute estimates the number of blind or visually impaired Americans will double.

According to the AOA, 20.5 million people age 60 and over have cataracts, a leading cause of poor vision in the United States. The American Optometric Association (AOA) is issuing a reminder that early detection through a comprehensive eye exam can prevent or slow vision loss due to cataracts and other age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

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