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Vision problems in the U.S.

Vision problems in the U.S.

prevalence of adult vision impairment and age-related eye disease in America

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Published by Prevent Blindness America in Schaumburg, IL .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vision disorders in old age,
  • Eye -- Diseases -- United States

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    Also available via the World Wide Web.

    Other titlesAdult vision impairment and age-related eye disease in America
    StatementNational Eye Institute ; Prevent Blindness America ; text written by John A. Shoemaker.
    ContributionsShoemaker, John A., National Eye Institute., Prevent Blindness America.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination36 p. :
    Number of Pages36
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14526112M
    OCLC/WorldCa50068076


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Published by Prevent Blindness America, Vision Problems in the U.S. is a report of the prevalence of age-related eye disease in the U.S. Prevalence of Adult Vision Impairment and Age-Related Eye Disease in the U.S. For a searchable database of the Latest Prevalence Estimates for Age-Related Eye Disease visit: Visit Our Online Vision Problems in the U.S.

Report. Vision Problems in the U.S. - Prevalence of Adult Vision Impairment and Age-Related Eye Disease in America is a publication of Prevent Blindness America.

There are many types of eye problems and vision disturbances, such as: Vision loss and blindness are the most severe vision problems. Regular eye checkups from an ophthalmologist or optometrist are important. They should be done once a year if you are over age 65 years. Some experts recommend annual eye exams starting at an earlier age.

as well. Prevent Blindness America's study, The Economic Impact of Vision Problems: The Toll of Major Adult Eye Disorders, Visual Impairment and Blindness on the U.S. Economyestimates the costs associated with adult vision problems in the United States at $ billion.

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A child who can see the 20/20 line on a visual acuity chart can still have vision problems, and the visual skills needed for reading and learning are much more complex than identifying letters on a wall chart.

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