Make eye health a priority. In order to preserve your vision  it  is very important to have a yearly eye exam. A dilated eye exam is recommended for adults as a preventive measure. This type of exam will give the doctor a clearer view of the retina and macular.-MDA

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If you’re like many Americans, when it comes to your regular healthcare regimen, your eyes get overlooked. It is important to make eye health a priority. In fact, you may only pay attention to your eye health when something goes wrong. Actually, preventive and routine eye care should be a top priority.

“Too many people fail to grasp the value of routine vision care, only seeking treatment for eye-related problems after they occur,” said Stephen Shawler, president of Essilor Vision Foundation. “Although 80 percent of vision problems are preventable, we still have significant work to do to prevent vision problems before they start.”

Clear vision is a crucial tool in experiencing life to its fullest potential, but according to Essilor, an estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide see poorly and don’t possess adequate access to vision correction.

From an economic perspective, the Vision Impact Institute (VII) estimates as much as $745 million in productivity is lost every single day as a result of uncorrected vision problems in 33 percent of the world’s working population.

Children, elderly

Extensive social consequences are also a risk. According to the VII, some 30 percent of the world’s children experience vision problems that have a significant impact on their long-term health, school performance and emotional/social development. Given that 80 percent of children’s learning is through visual information processing, poor vision can hinder not only their academic performance, but also how they interact with peers and integrate into society….read more:


source: Home Town Life