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Seniors are Seeing Better Today with Fewer Eye Problems

The seniors of today are reporting better eyesight than twenty five years ago. Two surveys that were conducted resulted in the fact that eyesight problems have decreased at a rate of about fifty percent. The problems that seniors have historically experienced encompassed everything from poor close up vision to macular degeneration.

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The reasons for the decline are varied and include everything from better diabetes control, reduced smoking and more immediate attention in the discovery of a cataract condition. The results of a study has been published in the journal Ophthalmology. Another factor that plays an important role in better eyesight for seniors is that many are getting more eye exams on a regular basis. This, in itself, assists in catching potential problems in the earliest stages.

Sources:
http:/­/­www.webmd.com/­eye-health/­macular-degeneration/­news/­20120629/­aging-eyes-are-seeing-better
http:/­/­sciencebusiness.technewslit.com/­?p=­10168

The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.