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EyeCare America Partners with the National Eye Institute during May's Healthy Vision Month
Date:5/10/2010

New Research Shows Latinos are at Increased Risk for Eye Disease

San Francisco, CA (Vocus) May 10, 2010 -- EyeCare America honors Healthy Vision Month in May by encouraging people to get an eye exam during this national campaign, in partnership with the National Eye Institute. New research from the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study (LALES) shows that Latinos have higher rates of visual impairment, blindness, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts than non-Hispanic whites. The good news is that common vision problems can be detected through a comprehensive dilated eye exam and can often be corrected or treated.



Getting a comprehensive dilated eye exam is a painless procedure that can detect common vision problems and eye diseases, many of which have no early warning signs. Make sure your vision is the best it can be. Take action today. EyeCare America, the public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, provides eye care to medically underserved individuals through a pool of over 7,000 volunteer ophthalmologists dedicated to serving their communities.

If you have an ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.), make an appointment today. To see if you are eligible to be matched with a volunteer ophthalmologist though EyeCare America, visit their online referral center at www.eyecareamerica.org.

Healthy vision can help keep you safe when you are driving behind the wheel, participating in sports, or taking part in recreational activities. It can also help to ensure that you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle
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