Save your Eyes! Tips for Aging Eye Care and Safety (Infographic)
As we grow older, we experience weaker vision. In fact, the American Academy of Ophthalmology predicts that by 2020, more than 43 million Americans will develop eye-diseases as they grow older. Eye diseases such as macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma are the leading causes of blindness across the United States.
Studies show that 1 in 6 adults aged 45 and older suffer from sight-threatening conditions, and the risk of vision loss increases as they age.
But, did you know that 80% of these vision problems are highly curable and even preventable? Protecting your eyesight regardless of age is one of the most important things you can do to help maintain the quality of your life later on.
It is important that as early as now, you follow and observe these 9 simple tips for preserving your vision and taking care of your eyes: