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The care you take of your eyes today will impact how clearly you will be able to see as you age. Small steps taken now can make a substantial difference when it comes to the health of the eyes. For example, even slight changes in diet can have a profound impact, helping to reduce risks for a host of vision-stealing disorders while offering a number of other health benefits.
Diet and nutrition play an important role in the health of your eyes. According to the American Optometric Association, getting enough of specific nutrients can help protect vision and may even reduce risks for certain eye diseases.
This August, we celebrate the opening of the first Seeta Eye Center in Poughkeepsie in 1968, establishing what has now become the longest functioning ophthalmology practice in our region. Founded by Dr.
June is Cataract Awareness Month, an effort on the part of Prevent Blindness America to draw attention to the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. 20 million Americans over the age of 40 are currently living with cataracts. Nearly half of all people will develop cataracts by the age of 75.
June is Cataract Awareness Month.
There are nearly 20 million cataract surgeries performed yearly – around 3.5 million of those in the U.S. – making it one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the world. Countless men and women who have undergone this surgery have enjoyed restored vision and, in many cases, a reduced need for prescription eyewear.
Laser cataract surgery offers a precise, safe, and incredibly effective way to remove cataracts without the use of metal surgical tools. Our Poughkeepsie cataract surgeons use the state-of-the-art LenSx® femtosecond laser, providing benefits including:
The leading cause of blindness in the world is age-related vision disorders. Cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy account for well over 50% of all vision loss in the country and in the world, providing one more reason you should commit to annual eye exams after the age of 60. When caught early on, these diseases can be treated for complete correction or to slow their progression. It becomes much more difficult to effectively address these disorders once vision loss has occurred.