Diabetes has reached an epic proportion in the United States.
Save Your Vision Month is held every March and aims to increase awareness regarding good eye care.
March is Save Your Vision Month You have heard the expression that your eyes are the windows to your soul, but did you know that your eye doctor can also save your life? Did you know that some diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure can often be detected by an optometrist during a comprehensive eye exam? This March is the 78th year that Save Your Vision Month is being celebrated.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vision impairment is one of the most prevalent disabling conditions among children in the US and yet, 35% of children have never seen an eye care professional.
Today, nearly 3 million people ages 40 and older have glaucoma according to the Prevent Blindness.
The last few decades have seen an astonishing increase in the prevalence of children’s myopia.