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Host: Scott LaMar
Radio Smart Talk for Wednesday, October 10:
Some 314 million people are visually impaired and 45 million are blind, according to the World Health Organization. Eighty percent of those who lose sight could have prevented it.
Cataracts cause almost 40% of the blindness worldwide and the biggest reason nothing is done about it is poor access to care. Not surprisingly, most visually impaired people live in developing countries. However, eye care and disease detection is improving in those countries while more Americans are reporting sight-related health problems.
October is World Blindness Awareness Month when word is spread to bring attention to eye care, prevention of blindness and eye examinations.
Joining us on Radio Smart Talk will be the Execuitive Director of the Tri-County Association for the Blind Danette and optometrist Jennifer Galbraith.
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