Doctors spread the word about importance of getting eyes checked regularly


WITH DOZENS CHARGED IN STATE COURT.>>Laurie: TOPPING TODAY’S HEALTH CAST YOU MAY NOT REALIZE THAT AUGUST IS NATIONAL EYE EXAM MONTH AND EYE EXPERTS WORKING TO SPREAD THE WORD WILL THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING YOUR EYES CHECKED REGULARLY. LOCAL10 HEALTH SPECIALIST KRISTI KRUEGER IS IN THE NEWSROOM WITH TODAY’S HEALTH CAST.>>Kristi: OVER 14 MILLION AMERICANS OVER THE A OF 12 DEAL WITH SOME FORM OF VISUA IMPARITY BUT EXPERTS SAY THEY COULD HAVE BETTER VISION. EYE EXAMS ARE IMPORTANT FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN OF ALL AGES BECAUSE OF A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF VISION ISSUE, FOR EXAMPLE ESPECIALLY KIDS, MAY IN THE EVEN KNOW THEY HAVE A PROBLEM.>>A CHILD MAY NOT NECESSARILY BE AWARE THAT THEY’RE NOT SEEING THE BOARD WELL, AND THEY MAY NOT BE DOING WELL IN SCHOOL, AND THIS MAY ACTUALLY BE MISCONSTRUED AS A LEARNING DIFFICULTY OR INATTENTION DISORDER, AND THIS MAY BE CORRECTED SIMPLY JUST BY PRESCRIBING A PAIR OF GLASSES.>>Kristi: SO SIMPLE. OPHTHALMOLOGY DR. ROSERAUF SAID REGULAR EYE EXAMS CAN ALSO DETECTED OTHER HEALTH ISSUES, THINGS IN OTHER PLACES OF OUR BIDE BOD LIKE DIABETIC, MY BLOOD PRESSURE ALL THROUGH OUR EYES. AND SOMETIMES EVEN COMMON HEADACHES CAN ACTUALLY BE LINKED

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