The Top 5 Most Common Eye Health Risks

(BPT) – Why would anyone put the health of their eyes at risk?

The answer is unclear, since blindness is among the most common human fears. But many people apparently don’t prioritize eye care; in fact, of 61 million U.S. adults at risk of serious vision loss, only half see an eye doctor annually, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Further, shifting demographics are pressing the issue as the number of blind or visually impaired U.S. residents is set to double by 2030.

Here’s a look at five common risks that could be compromising your family’s eye health:

  1. “What checkup? My eyes feel fine.” A regular eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist brings peace of mind in ensuring your vision is fine and you’re not subject to one of many eye diseases without immediate symptoms. In a recent CDC study, nevertheless, 35 percent of adults 40 and older with moderate-to-severe visual impairment had skipped such exams in the past year because they found them unnecessary. Early treatment is crucial to common diseases such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration; that said, 80 percent of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured.
  2. “My eyes sting, but it’s probably nothing.” Time is of the essence when diagnosing eye ailments. Red flags include redness, burning, blurred vision or pain, but even more minor issues should be addressed immediately. “So many things that go wrong in the eye are easily correctable at first, but the longer it goes on, the harder it is to treat,” warns professor of ophthalmology Richard Shugarman in WomensHealthMag.com.
  3. “I can’t see an optometrist because I have no insurance.” In the CDC study, 40 percent of the vision-impaired respondents cited that as their reason for neglecting check-ups. But a lack of employer-sponsored eye care insurance doesn’t mean you can’t save money on exams, glasses and contacts with an affordable policy from an independent company like VSP Direct.
  4. “My kids seem to see OK.” In fact, some 19 million children worldwide younger than 15 are visually impaired, 12 million due to easily diagnosed and corrected refractive errors. The CDC reports only 15 percent of preschool children receive eye exams and 22 percent receive vision testing, with amblyopia the most common cause of vision loss in youth. “Uncorrected vision problems can impair child development, interfere with learning and even lead to permanent vision loss,” advises a report this year by the National Center for Children’s Vision & Eye Health. “Early detection and treatment are critical.”
  5. “I can still see out of my contact lenses.” Each year about a million people nationwide suffer from eye infections requiring doctor or hospital assistance, many related to contact use. Common issues include lack of proper cleaning; use of inactive lens solution; infrequent lens replacement or long-term wearing of lenses not meant for such use. “I’ve personally seen permanent scarring and loss of vision from wearing contacts too long,” Shugarman notes.

In short, the eye health of your family is nothing to mess around with. Don’t let it fall by the wayside due to a lack of information.

“You might think your vision is fine or that your eyes are healthy,” advises the government-sponsored National Eye Institute. “But visiting your eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really be sure.”

Learn more about vision insurance that can help you with your eye care needs.

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    • Charleen Hopkins
    • December 13, 2016

    dont think i can a 100% cos i may get stones wich will keep of work and stuff but 80% will be good enuff

    • Charleen Hopkins
    • December 13, 2016

    it made me lose 3 sizes in 1 month

    • Charleen Hopkins
    • December 13, 2016

    the last time i did a fast i had thing hear and loss of cycel 4 almost 3 months , but i only eat 2 fruits a day so i dont know

    • Charleen Hopkins
    • December 13, 2016

    not having energy to work and drive thats mine

    • Hattie Sanchez
    • December 13, 2016

    I literally started tearing up

    • Amelie Renee
    • December 13, 2016

    I want to go vegan – preferably raw – in college. I currently live with a family that eats A LOT of animal products. I am also a long distance (marathon+) runner. I am a little nervous about the detox reaction and whatever may happen with my running, especially while just starting living on my own in college. Does anybody have advice?

    • Leanna Fodor
    • December 13, 2016

    I want to become a raw vegan but I started 2-3 days ago, and I'm experiencing stomach pain, and gas, i know sorry but I don't know why. I'm also feeling very tired. I'm energized and happy in the morning but my day slowly declines and gets worse. I don't drink coffee by the way.

    • Sid Williams
    • December 13, 2016

    I have been raw vegan for 5 days now. I feel great!

    • xxuncexx
    • December 13, 2016

    lol eating fully raw or going fully raw….

    • Alexia Jade
    • December 13, 2016

    Hey, I have been thinking about this for months and months…

    I have been pescetarian for one year now. Although after much research, and the fact I am trying to overcome my issues with alcohol, I think raw vegan will probably be lifechanging for animals and for myself.

    Despite being so inspired, I am very scared because of my alcohol issues, I am trying to reduce down alcohol, would be it okay to drink wine on a saturday to begin with ? I am not sure if wine is part of the raw vegan diet.

    Thanks for your time 🙂 <3

    • Dejanira Santiago
    • December 13, 2016

    Just saw you in Primer Impacto and subscribed immediately to your channel. I am very interested in learning more about your amazing transformation! :)

    • Ellen Angus
    • December 13, 2016

    great! thank you! but the stomach is an organ, not a muscle

    • Adam Steward (Adsrobin)
    • December 13, 2016

    thank you this really helped

    • steve gibson
    • December 13, 2016

    You didn't give us all the solutions! "For solutions to social pressures, click here…" is not good enough. Don't direct me around your channel for answers to the questions raised in this video, you'll make me feel like a ping pong ball! You told us that if we were to eat one different piece of fruit or veg everyday for the rest of our lives, we wouldn't live long enough to try them all. 06:57 That's a mind blowing fact! You should have made this entire video as interesting as that one statement. Overall, not bad. Not bad but not great. I'll let you get away with this effort today, but if you don't improve your video quality soon…:-)

    • shamma Alromaithi
    • December 13, 2016

    hi Christina
    my name is shamma i want to tell that chicken ,meat ,fish don't complement my stomach .
    my stomach doesn't digest meat or fish i am so trying to change to become a raw vegan but i get hungry throw out the day, i am a college student. wish to know where to start with raw vegan

    • Mary Yexley
    • December 13, 2016

    What a refreshing, uplifting message! THANK YOU! I've been vegan for awhile, but am new to going fully raw, and your tips/advice is very helpful and wanted. PLUS, you're a very positive person who doesn't feel the need to use foul language to get her message across. I love that! I can watch your videos with my kids in the room, unlike some others I found! Keep it up! I'll keep tuning in!

    • December 13, 2016

    Your food combining chart website link is not working.

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