“It’s natural to worry about losing your vision. After all, according to Consumer Reports, three of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. (cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration) all become more common as we age. But some drug, supplement, and lens makers, and even some doctors, take advantage of that fear, recommending treatments that are expensive, unnecessary, and even risky.”
Parents want to give their children everything they need to do well in school, but often one thing gets overlooked: eye exams. This back-to-school season, The Vision Council, an organization dedicated to inspiring better vision for better lives, encourages parents to be proactive about their children’s eye health and schedule a comprehensive eye exam with an eyecare provider, long before their first important classroom exam.
Although Most Americans are Concerned About Eye Health, Only Half Protect Their Eyes During Outdoor Activities
According to a new national survey, almost half of Americans are not wearing sunglasses, which can lead to serious eye problems. While 85% of Americans feel eye protection is a major component of their overall good health, less than two thirds are wearing eye protection consistently while outdoors, and only about a third of those age 18-24 do so.