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5153.0 Integrating Vision Health into Healthy Aging: a joint session with Aging & Public Health Section
Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 10:30 AM
Vision impairment is a serious public health concern among older adults that affects millions of people worldwide. Vision impairment is associated with higher prevalences of falls and injuries, depression, and social isolation. Therefore, eye health promotion and vision loss prevention is an important component of healthy aging. Healthy People 2010 and 2020 call for improving the vision health of the U.S. population through prevention, early detection, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Session Objectives: 1. Demonstrate the importance of eye health promotion and vision loss prevention in achieving healthy aging. 2. Assess the current status of vision health among older adults nationally and internationally. 3. Identify modifiable barriers in accessing eye care services among older adults.
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