Healthy Vision Month – 5
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Healthy Vision Month in May is an opportunity to help emphasize the importance of good vision and eye health. Dr. Edwin Marshall with the National Eye Health Education Program says the first line of defense against vision problems is a comprehensive dilated eye exam.
Marshall: Many eye diseases, particularly those that affect African-Americans, diabetes and glaucoma, tend to not have early warning signs and therefore a person may have glaucoma, may have a diabetic eye disease and be unaware and they’re considered to be silent diseases.
Narrator: For details on healthy vision, visit www.nei.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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