The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is making eye health an important component to its health programming to address the higher risk among African Americans for many eye- and overall-health issues that can impact vision.
One of the goals of this focus is to drive awareness about the importance of getting a regular eye exam and protecting eyes from the sun. A recent study[i] showed that less than half of African Americans had an eye exam within the past year. The study also found that only 7 percent of African Americans know that extended exposure to the sun (a risk for cataract) can damage the eyes, and that African Americans are the most likely demographic group to say they do nothing to protect their eyes from the sun.http://www.streetroachpics.com/4703/4703.html
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