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Vision Problems Rising Rapidly in the U.S.

More Vision Problems to Come continued...

Roy Chuck, MD, PhD, is the chairman of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. He says the new findings make sense and mirror what he has seen in his practice. “If you have diabetes or are at risk of other vision problems, you have to get checked out to see if your vision is changing.”

The findings should also serve as a wake-up call for teens and young adults who are at risk for diabetes. “Things are not looking good for you if you are overweight, not eating right, and not getting exercise,” he says. “These nonrefractive eye problems often strike older people, but diabetes is the great equalizer.”

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