October 4, 2023 | Blog

Insights on Sight


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Be honest: when was the last time you got your eyes checked?

If it’s been a while, you’re not alone: More than 1 in 4 at-risk adults (27%) have delayed seeking medical care for vision problems, reveals a survey conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of Regeneron.

These delays are particularly troubling for those concerned about retinal diseases, which 95% of at-risk adults admit they know little to nothing about. That’s why The Gr8 Eye Movement is encouraging adults to check their eye health on the 8th of every month and avoid major health risks including blindness—which an alarming result from certain retinal diseases.

Fortunately, eye health has enlisted an ally—and a pretty prominent one at that: world famous actor and choreographer Debbie Allen stopped by TODAY to discuss her own experiences with eye health and lay down the facts about retinal disease—and cite Wakefield Research’s work. This educational effort can have a major impact: Once they had information about these diseases, 79% of at-risk adults were likely to schedule an appointment in the next 6 months. So take a look at the calendar, and if the 8th of the month is approaching, now might be time to check in on your eyes.












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