It’s no secret that as we grow older, our vision often begins to decline. Still, it’s not uncommon for aging adults to ignore their bodies and skip routine eye exams or neglect to visit an ophthalmologist.
This is especially concerning because one in six Americans age 65 or older has a vision problem that cannot be easily corrected with glasses or contacts. And when you consider the fact that the risk of eye disease increases with age, it’s easy to see why it’s important to stay on top of your eye health as you get older.
If you or someone you know needs convincing that eye exams should be part of a routine health checkup, this handy infographic put together by EyeCare America, a program of The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, might do the trick.