Navigation Links
61 Million Americans are at Risk of Vision Loss and Don't Even Know It
Date:1/8/2009

New Years' Wake Up Call as Lighthouse International and EHE International unveil a New Message at Rockefeller Center

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of New Yorkers will see a new warning sign in the New Year that urges them to take care of their vision. The sign, located at 10 Rockefeller Plaza and graciously donated by EHE International, was created by Lighthouse International, a l03-year-old leader in vision healthcare. It will be on display until February 2, 2009. The sign says "61 million Americans are at high risk of vision loss. Don't be one of them. It's possible to have a vision problem and not even know it." (Source National Health Interview Survey, Zhang, X et al. 2007)

According to Tara A. Cortes RN, Ph.D., President and CEO of Lighthouse International, "Studies show that Americans are concerned about their vision, but most do not take action to preserve their sight and prevent vision loss. There are, however, important steps that can help save your sight - the first one is to have an annual eye exam by an ophthalmologist or optometrist." She adds, "We are very grateful to EHE International for this generous donation in such a prime location."

According to Deborah McKeever, President of EHE International, "We hope the sign serves to educate people about high risk vision loss and encourage them to have an annual eye exam."

Due to aging baby boomers and diseases such as diabetes, an estimated 1,000,000 people in Greater New York will have vision loss (vision that cannot be corrected by surgery, medication or glasses) by 2015. "In addition to having an eye exam, there are other steps you can take to preserve your sight. They include stopping smoking, eating a healthy diet including fish and green leafy vegetables and exercise," states Dr. Cortes.

To meet the growing demand, Lighthouse International offers a wide range of services to fight
'/>"/>

SOURCE Lighthouse International
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. HHS Announces $75 Million in Supplemental Funding to States for Pandemic Flu Preparedness
2. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Number of Uninsured Americans Grows to 47 Million
3. Majority of 2.4 Million U.S. Children With ADHD Not Diagnosed or Consistently Treated, According to New Gold Standard Study by Cincinnati Childrens Researchers
4. 1.5 million children could be saved
5. The Philadelphia Walk Now for Autism Expected to Draw 10,000 Walkers and Raise $1 Million to Help Find Answers About the Nations Fastest-Growing Developmental Disorder
6. UVa researcher awarded $3.6 million grant to fight drug-resistant bacteria
7. EaglePicher Corporation Completes Transaction to Sell EaglePicher Boron, LLC to Ceradyne, Inc. for $69 Million
8. R. P. Simmons Family Foundation Pledges $2 Million for New Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Campus
9. £5 million investment in personalized medicines to cut patient deaths
10. Keane Wins $1 Million Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Implementation at New Jersey-Based Acute Care Facility
11. PainCare Receives $14.4 Million in Cash From Completed Sale of South Florida Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/1/2014)... genetic finding from Duke Medicine suggests that some people ... also be hard-wired to gain weight when exposed to ... An estimated 13 percent of people, all of whom ... this could help them reduce heart disease with simple ... management. , "Genetic susceptibility, psychosocial stress and metabolic factors ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 2014 Between 23 million and 50 ... according to figures from the National Institutes of Health ... and many of them have something else in common: ... celiac disease. Gluten Free Therapeutics, makers of CeliVites ... celiac disease by publishing a series of blog posts ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 ... sticking with their intentions to lose weight and their dieting ... in unhealthy, fatty foods. Including hormone diet treatments ... not only allows patients to see fast and effective weight ... diet and begin forming healthy habits to maintain their weight ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Anti Aging Clinic (AntiAgingClinic.ca), the Greater Toronto ... choice, is announcing a discounted cost on Botox units, ... “We’re doing this because we want to give as ... clinic in Toronto,” says Dr. Brian Sieber, founder of ... Aging Clinic, including laser facials, genesis laser facials, ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 01, 2014 On Sept. 9, Chapín ... in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards (MSAMAs), an ... the country in the fields of crafts, design, food ... as a finalist in the MSAMAs, which celebrates entrepreneurs ... are improving local communities and changing the way we ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Gene interacts with stress and leads to heart disease in some people 2Health News:Informative New Blog Series Underscores Link Between Celiac Disease and Other Autoimmune Disorders 2Health News:Informative New Blog Series Underscores Link Between Celiac Disease and Other Autoimmune Disorders 3Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 2Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 3Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 4Health News:Anti Aging Clinic, the GTA’s Premier Provider of Anti Aging Treatments, Announces Deal on Units of Botox 2Health News:Chicago Coffee Start-up Makes a Big Impact, Earns National Recognition 2
... Mich. The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, a ... national clinical trial to offer patients a less invasive ... nationally ranked U-M is among 40 sites in the ... a study that will examine an investigational alternative to ...
... are caused by abnormal neural activity of the basal ... are connected to the cerebral cortex in the brain ... connections, as well as the dysfunctions in movement disorders, ... the other hand, little is known about the human ...
... , WEDNESDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- ... teachers who feel disrespected by colleagues -- have been ... in students, according to a new study. ... challenges directly cause mental health problems in kids. However, ...
... American Journal of Epidemiology that despite the high level ... England, Americans experience higher rates of chronic disease and markers ... health status differs so dramatically in these two countries, which ... mystery. The study uses data from two nationally representative ...
... BROOK, Ill. March 8, 2011 In recognition ... GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has published a special issue ... includes a study showing that colonoscopy has prevented a ... many more could have been prevented with more widespread ...
... 8, 2011 In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer ... has put out a special issue for March on ... first statement from a new initiative by the American ... Incorporation of Valuable Endoscopic Innovations (PIVI). The first PIVI ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center studies new treatment for high-risk aortic patients 2Health News:University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center studies new treatment for high-risk aortic patients 3Health News:Classroom Environment May Affect Kids' Mental Health 2Health News:Americans have higher rates of most chronic diseases than same-age counterparts in England 2Health News:Colonoscopy linked to decrease in colorectal cancer deaths, but many more could have been prevented 2Health News:Colonoscopy linked to decrease in colorectal cancer deaths, but many more could have been prevented 3Health News:Colonoscopy linked to decrease in colorectal cancer deaths, but many more could have been prevented 4Health News:ASGE initiative examines real-time endoscopic assessment of the histology of diminutive colorectal polyps 2Health News:ASGE initiative examines real-time endoscopic assessment of the histology of diminutive colorectal polyps 3Health News:ASGE initiative examines real-time endoscopic assessment of the histology of diminutive colorectal polyps 4Health News:ASGE initiative examines real-time endoscopic assessment of the histology of diminutive colorectal polyps 5
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. - ... Global Markets Direct,s, ,Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. - Product ... the Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC.,s pharmaceutical research and development ... the current therapeutic developmental pipeline of Arbor Pharmaceuticals, ... therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014  Decision Resources Group finds ... Brazil , Russia ... China (BRIC) will see robust expansion as ... favored over surgical procedures. Although revenues will be somewhat ... challenges, prolonged device approval times and demand for low-cost ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014  According to their ... of cancer clinical trials is going through a ... and the work of the current clinical trial ... of ,next generation, clinical trials, which will ultimately ... The company has been recognized by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 2Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 3Brazilian, Russian, Indian and Chinese Markets for Peripheral Vascular Devices Will See Strong Expansion Through 2023 2Brazilian, Russian, Indian and Chinese Markets for Peripheral Vascular Devices Will See Strong Expansion Through 2023 3Small Denver Company Pharmatech driving a large revolution in how cancer clinical trials are managed 2
... NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2012 Reportlinker.com ... is available in its catalogue: ... Medical Devices to 2016 ... gives a thorough analysis of the refurbished ...
... Conn., Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Global Information, ... report, "Insulin Delivery Devices - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120113/CG35865 ) The Insulin Delivery ... 6% to Reach $11 Billion by 2017 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:The Market Outlook for Refurbished Medical Devices to 2016 2The Market Outlook for Refurbished Medical Devices to 2016 3The Market Outlook for Refurbished Medical Devices to 2016 4Insulin Delivery Devices - Increasing Prevalence of Diabetes to Drive the Market 2Insulin Delivery Devices - Increasing Prevalence of Diabetes to Drive the Market 3Insulin Delivery Devices - Increasing Prevalence of Diabetes to Drive the Market 4
Philadelphia™ Collar - Plastazote® with plastic anterior and posterior reinforcements. Hook-and-pile closure straps. Chin cradle reduces rotation. Occipital and mandibular pieces may be int...
... a lightweight patient friendly brace utilizing the latest ... The Escort provides patients with a lightweight brace ... Superior comfort and improved patient compliance is the ... Escort Hip brace is the result of a ...
... Management Systems are designed and engineered to ... your patients. Innovative new options increase function ... on the most successful patented features of ... clamping disk design and the tremendous versatility ...
Distinct male and female designs for proper anatomical fit. Hip and pelvic components sized independently. Rigid posterior tongue minimizes pelvic rotation. Available in black or white plastic. Aggre...
Medicine Products: