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Importance of Eye Health

The Importance of Eye Health

Eye health is important particularly as we age and vision begins to change.  Some changes are a normal part of the aging process such as needing glasses to read up close or having trouble adjusting glare.  As we age, the risk of developing age related eye diseases increases; therefore, learning about what those diseases are and some tips that can help improve eye health are important to understand.

Proper eye care is important to ensure age related ophthalmic conditions are not complicated by untreated common conditions. The Dispensary of Hope is working to source medication to treat common eye conditions related to allergy and infection. The attached one pager can be used for our healthcare professional audience as a refresher on common age related eye diseases or used to help educate patients about age-related eye disease.

References:

Information for Healthy Vision: Age -Related Eye Diseases.  National Eye Institute. Available from: https://nei.nih.gov/healthyeyes/aging_eye