U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 3: The Eyes Have It

Jan 03, 2016, 00:01 ET from U.S. Census Bureau

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:


Profile AmericaSunday, January 3rd. Many causes are being celebrated this month, some ridiculous, some serious. In the serious category are two linked together — National Eye Care Month and National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Regular eye examinations should be part of everyone's health care regimen, especially those age 40 and over. It's estimated that there are 2.7 million Americans age 40 and older who suffer from glaucoma, with nearly half unaware they have the disease. Helping keep track of our eye health are 102,000 optometrists in 21,600 locations. Additionally, there are nearly 19,000 ophthalmologists among America's 853,000 physicians and surgeons. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.         

Eye Care Month: http://www.crestline.com/calendar-of-events.aspx 
Glaucoma/access 11/9/2015: http://www.glaucoma.org/news/glaucoma-awareness-month.php 
Optometrists: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_14_1YR_B24121&prodType=table 
Optometrists' offices/NAICS 62132: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2013_00A1&prodType=table 
Ophthalmologists/accessed 11/9/2015: http://www.icoph.org/ophthalmologists-worldwide.html 
Physicians and surgeons: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_14_1YR_B24010&prodType=table

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau