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Question 1 of 20 Correct

How often should you have an eye exam?

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The correct answer is: Have your eyes checked at least once a year. If you have diabetes, your doctor may want to examine your eyes more often, since diabetes is a risk factor for developing cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

Which of these nutrients are important to eye health?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Studies show vitamins A, E, zinc and the phytochemicals lutein and zeaxanthin can help maintain eye health.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

Which of these foods is rich in nutrients essential to eye health?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Sweet potatoes and carrots are great sources of vitamin A. Nuts are rich in vitamin E and zinc.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

True or false: Walking can help keep your eyes healthy.

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The correct answer is: This is true. People who hit the walking trail at least three times a week are less likely than exercise slackers to develop wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an eye disease that can weaken central vision.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

To avoid eye strain, doctors recommend looking away from the computer at what time intervals?

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The correct answer is: Doctors recommend the 20-20-20 rule to help reduce eye fatigue. Every 20 minutes, look away from the computer for 20 seconds at an object that is 20 feet away.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a symptom of a serious eye injury?

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The correct answer is: All of the above are symptoms of a serious eye injury. Other symptoms include an inability to move the eye in all directions, double vision and/or pain with eye movements. See your doctor if you've had a direct blow to the eye and are experiencing any of these symptoms.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

True or false: If you are setting off fireworks at home, wearing sunglasses or prescription glasses is adequate eye protection.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Regular prescription glasses or sunglasses will not provide sufficient protection. Attend only professional fireworks displays, and stay at least 500 feet away from the launch site. Never allow children to light fireworks.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

True or false: Your eyes can get sunburned.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Both the lens and the retina -- the photosensitive area of the eye -- can be burned by too much sun. Wear sunglasses with UV protection to help prevent damage to your eyes.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

True or false: The overwhelming majority of eye injuries occur in the workplace.

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The correct answer is: This is false. More than one million people suffer eye injuries each year in the U.S. Nearly 50 percent of these accidents occur in the home. Prevention is the most important step to avoid eye injuries.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

Which of these activities is associated with a higher risk of eye injuries?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. You should wear proper eye protection no matter what your age. Choose appropriate eyewear for protecting your vision during work (at your job or at home), play, sports or hobbies. For everyday protection, wear impact resistant glasses.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

Which of these is more dangerous for eye health?

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The correct answer is: UV-B rays are usually filtered by the cornea, but UV-A rays are not. Exposure to UV-A rays is linked to cataracts and macular degeneration.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

How long does it take for a black eye to show up after a blow to the eye?

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The correct answer is: A black eye may show up after 1 or 2 days following a blow to the eye. A few specks or a small amount of blood on the white part of the eye often appear after a blow to the eye. Use home treatment to help relieve your symptoms.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S.?

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The correct answer is: Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Risk factors for glaucoma include, age, elevated eye pressure, family history and African or Latino ancestry. Early diagnosis and treatment are keys to preventing blindness.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: Reading in low light can cause long-term damage to your eyesight.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Reading is low light causes eye strain, but does not damage your eyesight. Good lighting makes reading easier and can prevent eye fatigue.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a major stressor to the eye?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Wear sunglasses with UVA +B protection, eat a nutritious diet, avoid smoking, reduce stress, exercise regularly and get enough sleep to help your eyes stay healthy.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

The risk of developing vision problems increases after what age?

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The correct answer is: The risk of developing vision problems increases as you get older, especially after age 65. In fact, people age 80 or older make up about 8 percent of the U.S. population, but account for 69 percent of people who are blind.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

True or false: Cataracts are more often seen in people under the age of 40.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Cataracts are diagnosed most in the aging. More than half of all Americans will develop a cataract by the age of 80. Cataracts do not cause a total loss of vision but the cloudy lens causes blurry vision and can worsen over time to the point of making the person legally blind.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

Which of the following is a risk factor for developing cataracts?

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The correct answer is: All of these may increase your risk of getting cataracts. Wear sunglasses when you're outside, avoid smoking, drink alcohol only in moderation and keep chronic medical conditions under control to reduce your chances of developing cataracts.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

Eating which of the following may help prevent cataracts?

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The correct answer is: Popeye was right: Eat your spinach. It's rich in antioxidants such as beta-carotene and lutein that can help prevent cataracts. Eating other fruits and veggies can help, too: In one study, people who ate fewer than 3.5 portions of fruits and vegetables a day had four times the chance of developing cataracts.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

True or false: Women are more prone to have age-related macular degeneration than men.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Women are at higher risk of developing macular degeneration. The disease is also likely to progress to a stage of severe vision loss because women live longer than men on average.

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The leading cause of blindness is an eye disease such as cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration. Each can be slowed or treated through regular eye exams. On a daily basis, doctors recommend wearing sunglasses to guard against ...

damage from the suns ultraviolet rays and using protective goggles during sports and certain household projects to protect against injury.
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