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Eye Health as You Age

EYE HEALTH AS YOU AGE The Ocular Nutrition Society's "Eye on the Boomer" survey interviewed 1001 men and women, ages 45-65 (the baby boomer generation) to evaluate their eye care habits and gauge the level of understanding on the relationship between proactive eye care and eye health. Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, sponsored the survey. 4 out of 5 boomers feel vision is the most important sense. Baby boomer health concerns 55% 60% 62% Loss of Vision Heart Disease Cancer 2011 2041 The National Eye Institute estimates over the next 30 years, the number of Americans with eye health issues will double due to aging baby boomers. Overlooking Eye Health JANUARY 51% 3) Make eye doctor appt? Almost 50% of people said they do not have a vision exam at least once a year. Only half of those surveyed said they have discussed protecting their eyesight with their eye doctor in the past year. While more than half of baby boomers surveyed are taking supplements to protect their joints, bones or heart health, less than 20% said they take supplements to support their eye health. (89%) did not know zeaxanthin is a key nutrient for eye health 89% 66% (66%) were not aware lutein 60% plays a key role in eye health (60%) were unaware omega-3s have a role in eye health ONS Learn more about nutrients and eye health OCULAR NUTRITION SOCIETY Statistics based on the results of the Eye on the Boomer survey conducted September 2011

Eye Health as You Age

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The results of a September 2011 survey conducted by the Ocular Nutrition Society serve as a real eye opener! Although the population in focus were baby boomers, eye health should be a topic of concer...


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