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Why Go Without Eye Care?

POSTED ON May 31, 2011

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If you break a bone, you go to an orthopedic surgeon.  If you are visually impaired, you see an eye doctor.  It’s just a natural response.  Or is it? Image courtesy of www.allaboutvision.com According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many Americans over age 40 who experience visual impairment aren’t seeing an eye care professional.  The study was conducted in ...

If you break a bone, you go to an orthopedic surgeon.  If you are visually impaired, you see an eye doctor.  It’s just a natural response.  Or is it?

Image courtesy of www.allaboutvision.com

According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many Americans over age 40 who experience visual impairment aren’t seeing an eye care professional.  The study was conducted in 21 states and sampled over 11,000 adults.

The most common reasons people gave for not seeking assistance were the cost of eye care or lack of insurance and perceived lack of need.  Reponses in the “other” category included not knowing an eye doctor or the inability to schedule an appointment.

It’s heartbreaking to read these responses since people over age 40 are at a greater risk for glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and other sight-robbing diseases.

But getting in to see Dr. Tavel and his board certified associates is easy!  All of our 20 Indiana locations have night and weekend hours; some are even open seven days a week.  We also accept many major vision insurances.  Call the Dr. Tavel location nearest you to find out more regarding your specific insurance coverage.

No matter what your age, there is no reason not to care for your vision!

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