Vision loss is no longer an inevitable part of aging

Published Feb 18th 2013

A New International Federation of Ageing report says that “thanks to innovations in diagnosis, biomedicine, nutrition, technology and preventive care, people can age with strong, healthy vision.” Increased public education and awareness and “proactive global action to make healthy vision a public health priority” are two key factors needed to “delink vision loss from ageing.” As the executive summary goes on to say, “this is truly a transformation of ageing in the 21st century, because it makes it possible for older adults to remain mobile, engaged, independent, and economically active.”

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