AAO Study Finds Majority of U.S. Adults Have Eye Problems But Don’t See a Doctor to Correct Them

An August 2016 poll commissioned by the American Academy of Ophthalmology found that 64% of adults reported suffering from one or more of the following vision problems:

  • Blurry Vision
  • Double Vision
  • Problems Seeing at Night
  • Difficulty Reading Up Close
  • Seeing Flashes of Light
  • Red, Watery Eyes

However, despite the prevalence of these vision problems, only one out of eight (13%) of those surveyed reported they had seen a medical doctor for an eye exam.

Why are regular vision exams so important? Age related eye diseases, including cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma, can present without any symptoms. Often times, people do not detect a change in vision until a substantial loss of sight has occurred. In some cases, vision loss can be permanent. Having regular eye exams after 40 is imperative for identifying these diseases before vision loss occurs.

Frequent, comprehensive eye exams are the best protection against vision loss.  If it’s been more than a year since you’ve seen your ophthalmologist, call 1.800.DIAL.EYE or click here to schedule an appointment today.  John-Kenyon’s doctors have provided quality eye care to Louisville and southern Indiana for more than 30 years. Our team includes corneal, retinal, cataract, and refractive specialists, making us the only medical and surgical eye care provider you’ll ever need!