If you’re not aware, the NIH has declared May Healthy Vision Month. This year, they’re focusing on uncorrected refractive errors of which the most common are nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. According to the Healthy Vision 2009 website, over 11 million people in the USA have not seen an eye doctor to correct a refractive error, the most easily correctable vision issue.
Refractive errors are commonly fixed with eyeglasses or contact lenses. With over 150 million Americans requiring some kind of visual corrective device, it’s troubling to hear almost 10% of the population are not taking their eye sight seriously.