- In 2010, approximately 4 million persons in the United States aged ≥40 years had vision impairment (including low vision and blindness);
- By 2050, this number is projected to reach 13 million
- Vision impairment is associated with inability to perform daily activities such as reading, driving a car, and preparing meals.
- Vision impairment also is associated with an increased risk for falls, fall-related injuries, depression, and reduced overall health
- Millions of persons in the United States have undetected vision problems and eye diseases.
- Vision disorders are the seventh most common chronic condition for person’s aged ≥65 years,
- The ninth most common for those aged 50–64 years, and
- The third most common for those aged ≤17 years.
I have been sensitive regarding my vision in general and care thereof as well for several decades - as a result - in addition to my annual eye exam, over the past 15 or so years, visit my doctor a second time. I highly recommend everyone see their eye doctor at least every year.
(All images from Google)