According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, by 2020, 43 million Americans may be at risk for vision loss or blindness due to age-related eye diseases; a 50% increase from today’s statistics.
At South Waterfront Eye Care, we find it very important to support the American Optometric Association’s Save Your Vision Month. With such a significant increase in cataracts, retinopathy, macular degeneration, & glaucoma expected in the next decade, we will do all we can to make sure age-related eye disease do not go untreated!
The AOA’s Optometry Cares program is a non-profit organization that aims to educate Americans on the importance of regular eye exams, even for those with perfect vision. Those with 20/20 vision are still at risk for many age-related eye diseases- and with perfect vision, these Americans may be less likely to visit an optometrist.
In addition to its public education and awareness programs, the AOA Foundation also provides relief to natural disaster survivors, vision services for needy Americans, and scholarships for optometry students.
As benefactors of the AOA Foundation’s Save Your Vision Month, we hope that you educate your loved ones, young and old, on the importance of regular comprehensive eye exams. Early detection can be key in treating these diseases!
If you would like to learn more about The AOA Foundation’s Optometry Cares program, check out their website here.
If you would like to join us in donating to The AOA’s Save Your Vision Month, please click here.
We would also like to remind you that we will now be operating under new hours to better serve you!