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Celebrate National Cataract Month in June with Stanton Optical

June 6, 2013

Retail Eyeglass Store Stanton Optical Reminds Everyone Routine Eye Exams Help Detect Common Eye Problems Including Cataracts

PALM SPRINGS, Fla., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Prevent Blindness America has designated June as Cataract Awareness month. The non-profit group hopes to educate the public on this common eye disease which can begin as blurred vision, double vision or seeing ghost images.

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The organization compiled data for the Vision Problems in the U.S. report and found that more than 24 million Americans, age 40 or older, have cataracts. Cataracts occur when the eye’s lens become cloudy blocking the passage of light to the eye. In the United States, cataract surgery is a routine procedure with a 95% success rate.

Hugh R. Parry, President and CEO of Prevent Blindness America mentions, “One way to protect our vision is to make a commitment to take care of our eyes today, including getting a dilated eye exam.” Routine eye exams help detect common eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts.

A qualified eye doctor, such as an optometrist or ophthalmologist, perform comprehensive dilated eye examinations for all their patients. Stanton Optical has board-certified Doctors of Optometry in or next to each of their stores. Walk-ins are always welcome or schedule an appointment online through the optical retailers website.

About Prevent Blindness America
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness America is the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Together with a network of affiliates and regional offices, Prevent Blindness America is committed to eliminating preventable blindness in America.

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606

About Stanton Optical
With over 30 stores in 12 states, Stanton Optical is a leader in the retail optical industry. They are listed in the 2013 Brick and Order report by Vision Monday as one of the top 50 optical retailers in the United States.

Stanton Optical Corporate Headquarters
3801 S. Congress Ave.
Palm Springs, FL 33461

Media Contact: Lynn Smythe Vision Precision Holdings, 561-459-3263, lsmythe@stantonoptical.com

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SOURCE Prevent Blindness America

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