We came across this interesting article which is talking about the different eye diseases we face as we age. It has some helpful tips on how to help keep your vision. Dilated eye exams are an important part of keeping the eyes healthy, some of the disease’s that are mention in this article have no symptoms. Early detection and treatment are keys in keeping our eyes healthy and help keep your vision.- MDA                                                                                                              
 
                                                                                                                                        
By The Washington Post

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014,

Our eyes provide us with a window on the world, but that window gets a little foggy and fragile as we age. Close-up vision blurs, and cataracts lie ahead for many. Tear ducts function less well, and eyes can get dry and inflamed.      
Worse, glaucoma and macular degeneration can pose serious threats to vision, making reading difficult and jeopardizing independent living. Blindness is among the public’s top health fears, according to the National Association for Eye and Vision Research, an advocacy organization, consistently up there with cancer and paralysis in polls of health concerns, according to the American Foundation for the Blind, another advocacy group.
As baby boomers age, more people will be confronted with vision problems. Among Americans older than 40, there are an estimated 41 million cases of blindness, low vision or age-related eye disease,…. 
Read more: http://triblive.com/lifestyles/health/6650322-74/vision-according-advocacy#ixzz3D0cP4s6H 

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