Would you prefer a pay cut or to lose 50% of your vision?
The answer? Three fourths of people would rather take the pay cut. This is just one of the eye opening statistics uncovered in the ‘Barometer of Global Eye Health’ a new global survey released by Bausch + Lomb.
Almost 70-percent of people from around the world would rather give up 10 years of their life, or even sacrifice one of their limbs, than lose their eyesight. Yet less than one third of those polled take the basic steps necessary to preserve their eye sight.
How do you compare with the rest of the world?
Developed in concert with eye care experts around the world and validated by 147 eye health professionals from 26 different countries, Bausch + Lomb’s study, conducted with its research partner KRC Research, surveyed 11,000 consumers across Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, U.K., and the U.S.
While 80-percent of visual impairment is preventable if detected and treated early enough1, according to the findings not enough people are getting regular eye exams and their reasons for doing so vary wildly.
What can you do to keep your eyes healthy?
Getting regular eye exams is the first thing to do. Unfortunately, one of the reasons not enough people are getting regular eye exams seems to be lack of awareness about the connection between eye health and overall health. That’s because the eyes are the one organ where the health of a person’s veins and arteries can be easily seen, allowing eye care professionals to detect signs of more than 150 diseases, such as diabetes, high-cholesterol and hypertension, years before anyone displays other symptoms.
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1 World Health Organization. Global estimates of visual impairment. 2010.