April is Michigan Blindness Prevention and Services Month

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on April 26, 2010

Govenor Grahnholm has proclaimed that April is Michigan Blindness Prevention and Services Month. People who haven’t done so recently are encouraged to undergo a routine eye examination to help detect eye disorders and diseases.

Many eye diseases are ‘silent’, meaning that they have no symptoms until they are more advanced. We recommend that children have their first eye exam when starting school. An exam every 2 years is sufficient if you are healthy and have no issues that need to be followed. We recommend people over the age of 60 have an eye exam every year, as this is the time when Cataracts, Glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration can start.