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The survey conducted also showed that 45% of people surveyed over age of 40 had to wear prescription eyeglasses. Out of those people 17% still had problems even while wearing prescription eyeglasses.
Cataracts seem to big a big problem. Statistics show that cataracts affect 20 million Americans. It also shows that cataract are more prevalent among black men. Cataracts are a clouding over surface of eye's lens. The first symptom to a cataract is a little blur vision. Like looking through a smudged piece of glass. Then as time goes smudge just keeps growing.
Other diseases that require a person to wear prescription eyeglasses are Myopia, which is nearsightedness, Hyperopia, which is farsightedness and Glaucoma. Glaucoma has no symptoms, therefore, stressing importance of routine eye exams by a licensed optometrist.
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