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Healthy Vision

Helpful tips for healthy eyes

You might think your vision is 20/20 or that your eyes are healthy, but visiting your eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really know. During a comprehensive dilated eye exam, your eye care professional places drops in your eyes to dilate, or widen the pupil to allow more light to enter the eye; getting a good look at the back of the eyes for any signs of damage or disease. Many common eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration often have no warning signs. A dilated eye exam is the only way to detect these diseases in their early stages before vision loss occurs.


Additional Resources

Common Vision Problems 

Reduce your risk from other eye diseases

Interactive Vision website for Children & Adults

Raising a Visually Impaired Child

Smoking and Eye Health

2008 Georgia Data Summary � Visual Impairments

Interactive Vision Health Maps


Healthy Eyes Quiz Widget  





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