The Vision Council released the low vision report Vision Loss in America: Aging and Low Vision to bring attention low vision patients and caregivers alike about low vision and aging eye disease. Among other facts and figures, the report highlights research showing that only approximately 20 percent of adults with severe vision impairment use devices that could help maintain activities of daily living. Click here to access our low vision report Vision Loss in America: Aging and Low Vision.
This report was released in this month, as March is Save Your Vision Month, and has already been well received throughout the consumer press, including a nice piece about low vision from US News & World Report. This piece, entitled “Keep an Eye on Your Eyes” discusses four major eye issues (cataracts, glaucoma, AMD and diabetic retinopathy) and how to treat – and prevent – them.
Here are some eye saving tips from the article:
- Protect your eyes from the sun by wearing sunglasses and eye protection as much as possible; adding a hat is even better.
- Be aware of any family history of eye problems – especially mom or dad – and if there is a family history, get screened regularly.
- Have your eyes examined yearly
- Live as healthfully as you can; take care of your eyes by taking care of your overall health.