Many people see the doctor every year for a physical. Most of us also schedule regular visits to the dentist to get our teeth cleaned. But what about your eyes? It’s important to take care of your eyes just like you take care of the rest of your body!
Healthy Vision Month is the perfect time of the year to focus on your vision. That’s why we’re joining forces with the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, to celebrate eye health this month — and encourage young adults to make vision a priority for the future.
1. African Americans and Eye Health
African Americans have some of the highest rates of vision loss and blindness caused by common eye problems like cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. And get this: experts expect those rates to get even worse over the next decade.
Many eye diseases don’t have early warning signs or symptoms, which can make them tricky to catch before they cause vision problems. The good news is