Vision problems can impact many daily activities, from reading and driving a car to preparing a meal and exercising. This podcast discusses the importance of regular eye exams. Created: 5/9/2013 by MMWR.
Date Released: 5/9/2013. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Keep an Eye on Your Eyes
Healthy Vision Month – May 2013
Recorded: May 7, 2013; posted: May 9, 2013
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If you struggle to read the pages of a book or a billboard on the side of the road, you might be among the millions of Americans who suffer from impaired vision. Problems seeing can impact many daily activities, from reading and driving a car to preparing a meal and exercising. Vision loss can also increase the risk for fall-related injuries and depression.
Early detection and treatment are important for maintaining or improving vision, and a regular dilated-eye exam can help discover or prevent eye disease.
If you haven’t had your vision checked recently, contact an eye care professional soon for an appointment.
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