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Description:This woman pictured here from a left posterior-oblique view, was reading a novel in the comfort of her home. Note that the book’s pages were well-lit, thereby, reducing the possibility of eye-stain.

Age-related changes in the eye can cause problems in one’s visual acuity, or the clarity with which one sees, both close-up, and far away.

To make sure you keep seeing clearly, get a comprehensive dilated eye exam. It's the best way to find out if you need glasses or contacts, or are in the early stages of a serious but treatable eye disease.
You should have a dilated eye exam regularly to check for common eye problems. If you haven't had an exam for some time, schedule one this month, during Healthy Vision Month. CDC's Vision Health Initiative and the National Eye Institute are encouraging Americans to make vision a health priority, because impaired vision affects our community.

For older Americans, vision loss usually comes from diseases tied to aging, including macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. A painless dilated eye exam is the only way to find these diseases in the early stages, and it will also find vision problems that can be corrected, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. An estimated 11 million Americans age 12 years and older could see better with glasses, including reading glasses; contact lenses; or eye surgery.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC – Features: Regular Eye Exams Help Keep Vision Healthy
CDC – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Division of Diabetes Translation; Vision Health Initiative; The State of Vision, Aging, and Public Health in America
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Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Diagnosis
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Diagnostic Techniques, Ophthalmological
Ophthalmoscopy
Retinoscopy
Physical Examination
Equipment and Supplies
Diagnostic Equipment
Ophthalmoscopes
Retinoscopes
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
Cataract Extraction
Anatomy
Cardiovascular System
Blood Vessels
Arteries
Retinal Artery
Retinal Vessels
Retinal Artery
Retinal Vein
Cells
Neurons
Neurons, Afferent
Photoreceptors
Photoreceptors, Vertebrate
Cones (Retina)
Retinal Ganglion Cells
Rods (Retina)
Retinal Ganglion Cells
Nervous System
Neurons
Neurons, Afferent
Photoreceptors
Photoreceptors, Vertebrate
Rods (Retina)
Retinal Ganglion Cells
Retinal Ganglion Cells
Peripheral Nervous System
Nerve Endings
Receptors, Sensory
Photoreceptors
Photoreceptors, Vertebrate
Rods (Retina)
Sense Organs
Eye
Retina
Fundus Oculi
Macula Lutea
Fovea Centralis
Photoreceptors
Photoreceptors, Vertebrate
Rods (Retina)
Retinal Ganglion Cells
Biological Sciences
Circulatory and Respiratory Physiology
Cardiovascular Physiology
Cardiovascular Physiologic Phenomena
Hemodynamic Phenomena
Health Occupations
Medicine
Specialties, Medical
Specialties, Surgical
Ophthalmology
Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Retinal Artery Occlusion
Diabetic Angiopathies
Diabetic Retinopathy
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Vasculitis
Retinal Vasculitis
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities
Abnormalities
Eye Abnormalities
Retinal Dysplasia
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Eye Diseases, Hereditary
Retinal Dysplasia
Endocrine Diseases
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetic Angiopathies
Diabetic Retinopathy
Eye Diseases
Eye Abnormalities
Retinal Dysplasia
Eye Diseases, Hereditary
Retinal Dysplasia
Retinitis Pigmentosa
Eye Hemorrhage
Retinal Hemorrhage
Eye Neoplasms
Retinal Neoplasms
Retinoblastoma
Lens Diseases
Cataract
Ocular Hypertension
Glaucoma
Glaucoma, Angle-Closure
Glaucoma, Neovascular
Glaucoma, Open-Angle
Retinal Diseases
Diabetic Retinopathy
Retinal Artery Occlusion
Retinal Degeneration
Macular Degeneration
Retinal Drusen
Retinitis Pigmentosa
Retinal Detachment
Retinal Dysplasia
Retinal Hemorrhage
Retinal Neovascularization
Retinal Perforations
Retinal Vasculitis
Retinitis
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Eye Neoplasms
Retinal Neoplasms
Retinoblastoma
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
Pathologic Processes
Hemorrhage
Eye Hemorrhage
Retinal Hemorrhage
Metaplasia
Neovascularization, Pathologic
Retinal Neovascularization
Health Care
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services
Health Facilities
Residential Facilities
Homes for the Aged
Health Services
Health Services for the Aged
Persons
Persons
Age Groups
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Frail Elderly
Middle Aged
Caregivers
Occupational Groups
Health Personnel
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