#426 The Year of Vision: 2020, Eye-care Tips for the New Year

Feb 6, 2020 | Fitness Friday, Interview Series

The Year of Vision: 2020, Eye-care Tips for the New Year

Fitness Friday Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show.  I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #426. Today’s show is brought to you by Warby Parker, a new concept in eyewear.

As part of our Fitness Friday series, today’s fitness subject is being your smart-self about eye health in 2020. As we enter the new year, I’m alerting our Not Old Better audience to include in your new health and wellness resolutions the subject of eye health. I have found a new Harris Poll survey jointly released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology shows many Americans know very little about eye health and the symptoms of vision loss, even when problems may be present. I’ve placed links in the show notes to the research.

Our guest today is Christopher E. Starr, MD is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, completed his ophthalmology residency training at Harvard Medical School, and has received many professional awards and honors including Best Doctors in America, and New York Magazine has named him a ‘Best Doctor’ 4 times.

Dr. Christopher Starr, MD, joins us today to explain the survey findings and simple steps people can take in 2020 to detect and prevent vision loss, including how to:
* Get smart about eye health risks, including a question about the myth of CBD (canna’ bid-diol) and eye care
* How to know that changes in your vision can go undetected, like blurred vision, and what to do about them:
* And, how to set a path to clear vision in 2020 by visiting an ophthalmologist: and have your eyes checked every year or two if 65 or older.

The number of people affected by potentially blinding eye diseases is expected to double in the years ahead, so please join me in welcoming to The Not Not Old Better Show via internet phone, Dr. Christopher Starr.

My thanks to Dr. Christopher Starr and to today’s sponsor, Warby Parker. Again, please check out Warby Parker at WarbyParker.com/notoldbetter, and take the quiz for your free 5 day home eyeglasses try out. Also, my thanks to you, our wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Remember, let’s Talk About Better©, The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody.

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