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Are My Eyes Changing Because I’m Just Getting Older? When Should I See an Eye Doctor? September 9, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — More than 142 million Americans are age 40 and older, and it is around age 40 that many people start to notice changes in their eyesight that increase as they get older. By 2030, it is predicted that more than 90 million people will be age 65 and older; one in six of these people will have vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. For these age groups, greater awareness of common eye symptoms can help ensure quicker intervention to prevent vision loss, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
 
American Academy of Ophthalmology Honors Eight Members of Congress for Their Dedication to Healthy Vision April 29, 2014
WASHINGTON — The American Academy of Ophthalmology – the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons – today is honoring eight members of Congress for their outstanding legislative efforts to advance the quality of eye care available in the United States.
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