ARTICLES / General / Donít Let Eye Disease Slow You Down /
If you are over age 50, making
comprehensive dilated eye exams part of your routine
health care is the best thing you can do to protect your
sight. Donít wait to experience symptoms before you get
your eyes examined because vision that is lost often
cannot be restored.
For more information about eye health,
caring for your vision, tips for finding an eye care
professional, or a list of organizations that can help
provide financial assistance for eye care, visit the
National Eye Institute (NEI) Healthy Eyes Web site at
http://www.nei.nih.gov/agingeye. NEI is one of the
National Institutes of Health and is the federal
governmentís lead agency for vision research that leads
to sight-saving treatments.