While the aging process often results in less than 20/20 vision, eye diseases can cause vision loss and even blindness. This podcast discusses the importance of making eye exams a regular part of your healthcare routine. Created: 5/6/2010 by MMWR.
Date Released: 5/6/2010. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Keep an Eye on Your Vision
Healthy Vision Month — United States, 2010
Recorded: May 4, 2010; posted: May 6, 2010
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC — safer, healthier people.
If words in the newspaper are getting a little blurry or you’re having trouble reading a billboard, chances are you need to have your eyes examined. Your problem may be corrected with glasses or contact lenses, but you might have a more serious condition. While the aging process often results in less than 20/20 vision, eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration can cause vision loss and even blindness. Early detection and timely treatment can delay progression and improve your vision. Schedule an eye exam soon and make it a regular part of your healthcare routine.
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