Age-related eye health issues destroys central vision and is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over age 55, affecting millions of Americans each year. While there is currently no cure for age-related eye health issues and its effects are irreversible, there are risks that can be mitigated.
Age-Related Eye Health Issues Risk Factors Include:
|Non-modifiable risk factors: |
Light skin and eyes Female gender
|Modifiable risk factors: |
Low macular pigment
High body mass index (BMI)
Due to the aging Baby Boomer population, it is estimated that the number of people with age-related eye health issues is expected to double by 2020. We can take definitive steps towards fighting vision loss and preserving healthy vision.
During your eye examination, your risk factors will help determine additional testing, such as SD-OCT scans and macular pigment (MPOD) measurements.