EyeCare America: Healthy Eyes Happy Lives Infographic
One in six Americans age 65 and older has a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Also, risk of eye disease increases with age, yet many older adults neglect to see an ophthalmologist for care. Here are some facts and tips for seniors age 65 and older about keeping eyes healthy through the years, and why it's crucial that seniors have regular eye exams.
For those who are concerned about the cost of an eye exam, the American Academy of Ophthalmology EyeCare America program may be able to help.