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Title: Women


1
Womens Eye Health.org andLions Clubs
International Foundation
  • Good Habits for Healthy Eyes Protect your
    childrens vision for life

2
Fact Sheet
  • There are approximately 10 to 11 million blind
    and visually impaired people in North America
  • There are over 161 million visually impaired
    people worldwide

3
Fact Sheet
  • Three fourths (3/4ths) of all blindness and
    vision impairment are either preventable or
    treatable

HOW?
4
How to Prevent Vision Impairment
  • Start young?start with your children
  • Have your and your familys eyes examined on a
    regular basis
  • Follow your doctors advice
  • Know your family history
  • Adopt healthy lifestyle habits
  • Learn and watch for warning signs of eye disease
  • Use eye protection

5
Get Your Childrens Eyes Examined on a Regular
Basis
  • Also, watch for these warning signs
  • Changes in vision
  • Changes in eye appearance
  • Eye pain or irritation
  • Infections or allergies

6
VisionYour ChildReports
  • Things are blurry
  • Vision is distorted
  • Trouble reading or doing other tasks that require
    sustained visual attention
  • Problems seeing at night
  • Problems with side vision
  • Seeing double

7
B. AppearanceYou Observe
  • Redness
  • Crossed eyes, or misaligned eyes. One eye appears
    to be looking in a different direction than the
    other
  • Front part of the eye appears CLOUDY
  • A WHITE PUPIL (often seen in photographs)
  • One pupil larger than the other
  • Anything that you think just doesnt look right

8
Pain or IrritationYour Child Reports
  • Any eye pain
  • Pain when moving his or her eyes
  • Excessive tearing
  • Eye irritation (dry, sandy, gritty, tired,
    uncomfortable, etc.)

9
D. Infections Allergies
  • Signs of allergy
  • ITCHING, ITCHING, ITCHING!
  • Scratching/rubbing eyes
  • Signs of infection
  • REDNESS of eyes
  • SWELLING of eyes/eyelids
  • DISCHARGE, watery or mucous lids may stick
    together in the morning

10
If You Observe a Warning Sign
  • Get your childs eyes tested
  • soon!

11
Fact Sheet
  • Risk factors for eye diseases
  • Did you know that
  • Risk factors for premature death due to heart
    disease or cancer are the same as those for
    blindness and vision impairment!

12
Fact Sheet
  • Risk factors for visual impairment blindness
    can begin in childhood
  • Obesity
  • Poor diet
  • Smoking
  • Trauma
  • Infrequent eye exams
  • Inadequate information

13
Obesity
  • Did you know that
  • Obesity can lead to diabetes,
  • which in turn can cause catastrophic eye
    diseasesin particular, diabetic retinopathy and
    cataracts!

14
Poor Diet
  • Did you know that
  • What you eat is important for your vision!
  • Eating a variety of vegetables and fruits, and
    eating more omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish,
    certain plant oils, walnuts, some eggs and other
    foods) can help preserve vision for a lifetime!

15
Smoking
  • Did you know that
  • One third of age-related macular disease and
    cataract may be due
  • to smoking!

16
Trauma
  • Did you know that
  • That the National Society for the Prevention of
    Blindness states that one-third of vision loss in
    children under 10 years-of-age is from trauma!

17
Infrequent Eye Exams
  • Did you know that
  • More than a third of parents with school-aged
    children have not had their child's eyes tested
    in the last five years!
  • Among adults with diabetes, only 40-50 have had
    a dilated eye exam within the past two years!

18
Be Eye Smart!
  • Vision problems can, and often do, occur without
    you or your child noticing them.
  • Its best to test!

19
When to Get Childrens Eyes Examined
20
When to Get Your Eyes Examined
  • Adults should have their eyes examined too
  • Healthy people with no risk factors should have
    their eyes examined
  • At least once between 20-30 years old
  • At least every 5 years between 30-40 years old
  • At least every 2-4 years between 40-60 years old
  • At least every 1-2 years after age 60 years old
  • Its best to test!

21
Follow Your Doctors Advice
  • Certain people need more frequent eye exams, such
    as those who
  • Have diabetes
  • Have important risk factors for eye disease
  • Have a family history of eye diseases
  • Wear contact lenses
  • Have an eye disease

22
Protect Your Childs Eyes (and Your Own!)
  • Most eye injuries are preventable!
  • Provide appropriate eye protection (safety
    goggles)
  • Keep chemicals away from children
  • Wear sunglasses and/or hats when outdoors

23
Take-home Messages
  • Start young!
  • Everyone should have regular eye exams.
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Encourage a healthy diet and balanced nutrition
  • Include omega-3 fatty acids in the diet
  • Help increase physical activity
  • Dont Smoke! Smoking causes blindness
  • Protect your childs eyes and yours
  • Stay informed

24
Presented byWomens Eye Health.orgworking in
partnership withLions Clubs International
Foundationto prevent blindness
  • Funded through a SightFirst grant from Lions
    Clubs International Foundation to Womens Eye
    Health.org
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