According to survey by the Ocular Nutrition Society and Bausch + Lomb, 78% of baby boomers consider vision the most important of their five senses. This demographic also rated vision loss third among their health concerns, just behind cancer and heart disease. Even though vision loss ranked high, only 43% of the 1,001 individuals surveyed saw their eye doctor once a year.
Education regarding eye health was also a concern; Two-thirds did not know lutein was a key nutrient for eye health, 89% were unaware of the importance of zeaxanthin’s; and more than half didn’t realize the significance of disease preventing omega-3 oils.
“Baby Boomers Prize Vision But May Not Know How to Safeguard It” Ophthalmology Management November 2012: 56 Print.
Priya Desai, MD will address these concerns at a lecture dedicated to "Protecting the Eyes of Baby Boomers". Don’t miss this educational event at the Health and Wellness Center by Doylestown Hospital located at 847 Easton Road, Warrington, PA 18976. Registration is free and you will be gaining valuable information about the symptoms to look for and the newest treatments available for treating common eye conditions. If you would like to attend this event, you can register online at https://www.dh.org/body.cfm?xyzpdqabc=0&id=225®istration=true&action=detail&ref=1967 or call (215) 345-2121.