Millions of Americans have undiagnosed problems with their eyes. This podcast discusses the importance of early detection of eye problems. Created: 5/24/2012 by MMWR.
Date Released: 5/24/2012. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Healthy Vision Month — May 2012
Recorded: May 22 2012; posted: May 24, 2012
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Many people don't have their eyes checked until they are having trouble seeing. As a result, millions of Americans have undiagnosed problems with their eyes.
Impaired vision can impact daily activities, such as reading, driving, and cooking and inhibit a person's ability to exercise regularly. In addition, inability to see properly increases the risk for falls and injuries and overall poor health.
Early detection and treatment of eye problems can prevent or delay impaired vision. Getting regular dilated eye exams can help ensure healthy vision for a lifetime.
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