May 13, 2021

Majority of adults in the U.S. do not receive routine eye care

Published: May. 11, 2021 at 8:42 AM EDT

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – Far too often, when we consider health priorities, vision and overall eye health doesn’t make the list. Especially this past year when non-urgent medical appointments have been on hold for many of us. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of the estimated 93 million adults in the U.S. at high risk for vision loss due to serious eye diseases like age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema, only half have visited an eye doctor within the last year, which is significantly lower than screening rates for other chronic conditions like heart disease and cancer.

When we think of routine eye exams, we often default to changes in our vision. However, these exams can also detect eye disease and other health concerns that may have otherwise gone undetected…..

Read more: https://www.wsaw.com/2021/05/11/majority-of-adults-in-the-us-do-not-receive-routine-eye-care/

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