Keep an Eye on Your Eyes

March 19, 2015 6:43 PM

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Keep an Eye on Your Eyes

According to a new report from The Vision Council, an industry group, 1 in 28 Americans ages 40 and up suffers from low vision, a visual impairment that cannot be repaired by glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery. This number is guaranteed to grow in coming years as the population ages and eyesight declines. Every day an estimated 10,000 baby boomers turn 65, making them members of a very vulnerable group: Low vision is most prevalent among those 65 and older.

The National Eye Institute reports that more than 24 million people in the U.S. have cataracts.This figure is expected to jump to nearly 40 million by 2030.

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