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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
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