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Lack of Awareness of Eye Health Risk Associated with Diabetes Poses Blinding Threat to Millions
Date:4/1/2009

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Additional Findings from Transitions Optical and the World Health Organization:

  • More than 90 percent of severe vision loss and blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy can be prevented with proper eyecare

  • Between 21 and 45 percent of diabetics do not receive regular eye exams

  • Between 17 and 37 percent of diabetics do not wear protective eyewear, such as prescription or non-prescription sunglasses or photochromic lenses, like Transitions(R) lenses

To learn more about the impact of diabetes on eye health, visit www.Transitions.com/diabetes.

About Transitions Optical, Inc.

Transitions Optical is a joint venture of PPG Industries, Inc. and Essilor International. The first to successfully commercialize a plastic photochromic lens in 1990, today the company is a leading provider of photochromics to optical manufacturers worldwide. Transitions Optical offers the most advanced photochromic technology in the widest selection of lens designs, materials and brand names.

Transitions(R) lenses are the ideal everyday choice for healthy sight. They are clear indoors and at night. Outdoors, they automatically darken as light conditions change. Transitions lenses provide visual comfort, and enhance visual quality by reducing glare and enhancing contrast, helping you to see better today. Transitions lenses block 100 percent of harmful UVA and UVB rays -- helping to protect the health and wellness of your eyes -- so you can see better tomorrow as well.

For more information about the company and Transitions lenses, the first to earn the American Optometric Association's Sea
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