CATARACTS – The World’s Leading Cause of Blindness

Cataract is the world’s leading cause of blindness, accounting for approximately 42 % of all cases of blindness in all nations. In the United States, more than 25 million Americans are estimated to have cataract, according to the report “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems.” As the population in America continues to age, the number of cataract cases are projected to increase by 50 % to 38.5 million by 2032.

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How to Keep Your ♥ Healthy

February is American Heart Month!

Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we join forces with others. NHLBI launched the #OurHearts movement to inspire us to protect and strengthen our hearts with the support of others.

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Are You At Risk Of Glaucoma?

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness by damaging a nerve in the back of your eye called the optic nerve.

The symptoms can start so slowly that you may not notice them, sometimes referred to as “The Silent Thief of Sight!” The only way to find out if you have glaucoma is to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam.

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Brand vs. generic ophthalmic medications

Generic medications made up 71% of all prescriptions in the U.S. in 2010, and 80% of patients think that generic drugs are a better value than branded ones. Only 10% of patients think that generic drugs cause more side effects. Yet if you ask physicians, 50% have a negative view of generics, and 27% would prefer not to use generic drugs for themselves or their family.

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Healthy Living: 8 Steps to Take Today

Healthy living is within your reach, starting today. Sure, healthy living is a long-term commitment, not a flash-in-the-pan fad. But there are steps you can take right now that will make today healthier than yesterday and pave the way for healthy living tomorrow, too.

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