EYE ON HEALTH
Give The Gift Of Sight This
(NAPSI)—It’s a fact of life. When people reach their senior years, they are at high risk for developing age-related eye diseases that can lead to blindness if not caught and treated in time. The good news is, people can take steps to protect themselves through a simple eye exam.
What You Can Do
During the holiday season or at any time, you can give the gift of sight
by connecting an older loved one with an ophthalmologist who can provide eye
exams, often at no out-of-pocket cost, through the
This year-round program is designed for those age 65 and older who have not seen an ophthalmologist, a physician who specializes in medical and surgical eye care, in three or more years. Eligible patients are matched with a nearby volunteer ophthalmologist and receive a medical eye examination and up to one year of care for any condition diagnosed during the initial visit.
Connecting friends and family members with an eye exam may be the most lasting gift you can give. Give the gift of sight to a special senior.
Who Can Help
To see if you or others are eligible, visit www.aao.org/eyecareamerica.
Ophthalmologists nationwide provide eye exams and care to seniors in need.
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