Healthy Aging Month
One in six Americans age 65 and older have a vision impairment that can’t be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. The risk of eye disease increases with age so it’s imperative to recognize the signs and symptoms of vision loss.
Statistics re: aging eye health from the American Academy of Ophthalmology:
- Cataracts affect more than 24.4 million Americans age 40 and older. By age 75, approximately half of all Americans have cataracts.
- Glaucoma affects more than 2.7 million Americans age 40 and older.
- Nearly 2.1 million Americans age 50 and older have late age-related macular degeneration; the stage that can lead to severe vision impairment.
Whether younger or older, be sure to visit American Vision At The Court for your annual comprehensive eye exam and for all your eyecare and eyewear needs. BTW, remember to celebrate Grandparents Day, September 8, 2019!