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Millions of Americans Have Cataract

Number of Cataract Cases Expected to Soar in Coming Decades In the United States, more than 25 million Americans have cataract, a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque, resulting in impaired vision.  Research from the Prevent Blindness study, “The Future of Vision,” estimates that number will increase to 38.5

Summer is Coming


Summer is Coming- What Women Need to Know about Protecting their Eyes Many of us look forward to enjoying the summer sun. Whether it be lounging on the beach or attending a great sports event, we love the summer season and the warm rays summer brings us. It is important however to remind ourselves that we

Cataract Remains Leading Global Cause of Blindness

Prevent Blindness Declares June as Cataract Awareness Month to Educate Public on Most Common Eye Disease Cataract is responsible for 51 percent of world blindness, according to the World Health Organization.  In the United States, the current number of those with cataract is estimated to be more than 25.7 million. Projections from Prevent Blindness research

More Women than Men Have Eye Disease


As More Women than Men Have Eye Disease, Prevent Blindness Urges Women to Make Their Vision a Priority Today   -Prevent Blindness Declares April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month to Educate Public on Ways to Protect Vision- More women than men have eye disease, including age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. According

Cataract Cases to Increase 78 Percent by 2050


Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world, according to the World Health Organization.  And, according to the Prevent Blindness “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems,” the current number of those in the United States with cataract will increase from more than 25.7 million, to 38.5 million by

Five Things Women Need to Know About Eye Health


Data from the Prevent Blindness study, “The Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems,” found that women make up the majority of the 4.4 million Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired or blind. The following are five things women should know about vision and eye health:   1.   

Diabetes and Your Eyes

What Is Diabetes-related Eye Disease? If you have diabetes, prevention of eye diseases related to diabetes is a priority. Diabetes-related eye disease can cause you to have trouble reading, seeing faces across the room, seeing at night, or even blindness. There are two forms of diabetes-related eye disease: Diabetes-related retinopathy occurs when small blood vessels

Protect Your Eyes at Work

Prevent Blindness Urges Everyone to Protect Their Vision in the Workplace to Keep Eyes Healthy   CHICAGO (Feb. 24, 2016) – As more people of all ages increase the amount of screen time, through computers, tablet devices, smartphones, etc., the risk of digital eye strain also increases.  Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health


What Is It? Glaucoma is a serious, lifelong eye disease that can lead to vision loss if not controlled. But for most people, glaucoma does not have to lead to blindness. That is because glaucoma is controllable with modern treatment, and there are many choices to help keep glaucoma from further damaging your eyes. Treatment

Diabetic Eye Disease Projected to Increase

Diabetes, the Leading Cause of New Cases of Blindness, Projected to Increase Diabetic Eye Disease Numbers 35 Percent in Near Future   -Prevent Blindness Provides Free Educational Materials as Part of November’s Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month-   CHICAGO (Oct. 21, 2015) – According to a recent study from Prevent Blindness, more than 8 million