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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

NOVEMBER IS DIABETIC EYE DISEASE MONTH People with diabetes are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema (DME), glaucoma and cataracts. Yet recent studies have revealed low awareness of the issue among...

JUNE IS CATARACT AWARENESS MONTH

Prevent Blindness America has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and it is the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are 24 million Americans over the age of 40 who are affected by...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month It is an unfortunate fact of life that women are more likely than men to have eye-related problems. Two-thirds of blindness and other visual impairments worldwide occur in women. Glaucoma, cataracts, and Age Related Macular...

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month Every day, approximately 2,000 work-related eye injuries are reported for medical treatment. Depending on the nature of one’s job, these incidents may include; common eye injuries such as chemical burns, scratched eyes, and eye...

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month February is AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) and Low Vision Awareness month. We’ve all heard the statistics. The leading cause of vision loss for Americans over the age of 50 is macular degeneration. According to...

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by...

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month Diabetes can lead to a wide variety of health complications, including heart disease, nerve damage, stroke, kidney disease, and vision loss. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among working-age Americans....