WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THE EYES HAVE IT
Profile America — Tuesday, 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 nearly 22,000 locations. Additionally, there are more than 19,000 ophthalmologists among America's 890,000 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 accessed 10/28/2016: http://www.crestline.com/calendar-of-events.aspx
Glaucoma accessed 10/28/2016: http://www.glaucoma.org/news/glaucoma-awareness-month.php
Optometrists' offices/American Community Survey/NAICS 62132: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~621320
Ophthalmologists/accessed 10/28/2016: http://www.aao.org/newsroom/eye-health-statistics
Physicians and surgeons/American Community Survey: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_15_1YR_B24010&prodType=table
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by 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 "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau