Healthy Aging and Your Vision:
More than 40 million Americans are
currently age 65 or older, and this number is expected to grow to
more than 88 million by 2050. By that same year, the number of
Americans with age-related eye diseases is expected to double, and
the number of people living with low vision is projected to triple.
While vision loss is not a normal part of aging, older adults are at a higher risk for certain eye diseases and conditions, including:
Eye diseases often have no early symptoms but can be detected during a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Early detection and treatment are key to saving sight.
To learn more about healthy aging and vision, visit the National Eye
Institute (NEI) page about
Healthy Aging Month®. Visit the Healthy Aging®
website at healthyaging.net
to access a variety of lifestyle resources and content.
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