Today, October 9, 2014, is World Sight Day. This is an annual event focusing on raising awareness and addressing the worldwide problem of preventable blindness and vision impairment.
More than 800 million people live with vision problems often becoming worse as people age. Many believe that poor eyesight is simply an inevitable part of aging, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Visual impairment is a public health issue that has far reaching implications. More than 80% of vision problems can be prevented, treated or cured. That means over 640 million people worldwide with vision problems could be helped if they had access to eye care.
Eye examinations are the only way of detecting eye problems before symptoms begin to show. Your eyes are a good indicator of your overall health. Many common health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure can be diagnosed through an eye exam. Many undiagnosed and untreated health problems will lead to damage to your eyes.
In the U.S., 25% of all school age children have a vision problem significant enough to affect their ability to learn. If you or someone in your family has not had their annual eye examination please call our office today and schedule an eye exam with