Recent statistics show that more than 39 million Americans have low vision or a disorder that can lead to it. Together these impairments cost $68 billion in annual direct healthcare costs, as well as lost productivity and diminished quality of life.
The most common causes of vision loss among adults in order of prevalence are cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. Often these impairments can develop gradually and few are aware of the warning signs of serious eye disorders. Fewer still know that the effects of many of these disorders could be lessened or eliminated entirely with regular comprehensive eye exams and early detection which can help diagnose emerging vision problems before vision loss is noticeable.
Eye Care Sourcebook, 5th Edition
Eye Care Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, provides information about common vision and eye-related problems and how they are diagnosed and treated. It includes:
- facts about cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and other disorders of the optic nerve, and eye movement disorders
- describes congenital and hereditary disorders that affect vision, and other disorders with eye-related complications
- recognizing and treating eye emergencies and suggestions to help prevent eye injuries
- a summary of tips for living with low vision
- a glossary of terms related to eye disorders
- a directory of resources for additional information for further help and information
Available Online and in Print
Eye Care Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, is available online as part of your print purchase. Find out more at www.omnigraphics.com.