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Protecting Your Family's Vision

Get the scoop on protecting your family's vision with this quiz.

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Protecting Your Family's Vision
Protecting Your Family's Vision
Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which of the following symptoms can be caused by eye strain?

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The correct answer is: In addition to dry eyes, blurred vision and backaches, eye strain can cause itchy or sore eyes, neck aches and headaches. To prevent eye strain, avoid reading in dim light or glare for long periods and give your eyes regular breaks.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

Which of the following is a major cause of blindness?

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The correct answer is: Cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma can all cause blindness. Around 50,000 Americans lose their vision every year, and one-third of those cases are preventable.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

Who's at risk for macular degeneration?

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The correct answer is: Macular degeneration is an age-related vision problem and the leading cause of blindness in adults over age 60. It affects about 12 million people in the United States.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Where is the macula?

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The correct answer is: Macular degeneration is the result of the breakdown or deterioration of the macula, the central part of the retina.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

What are the risk factors for glaucoma?

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The correct answer is: All of the above are risk factors for glaucoma, which affects about three million Americans.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

What part of the eye does glaucoma effect?

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The correct answer is: Glaucoma is the term for a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve resulting in vision loss and blindness. It occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the eye rises.

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True or false: Symptoms of cataracts occur slowly over time and may not be noticed immediately.

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The correct answer is: This is true. A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens that happens so gradually you may not really notice it until you have trouble driving at night or difficulty reading.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

Most cases of cataracts are age-related. What common disease is also associated with cataracts?

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The correct answer is: Some cataracts are associated with diabetes. Good blood sugar control can help prevent them.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

How are many cataracts treated?

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The correct answer is: More than 1.5 million cataract surgeries are performed in the U.S. each year. For less-severe cases, corrective lenses may help.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

What is diabetic retinopathy?

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The correct answer is: Diabetic retinopathy is a vascular disease that causes leakage of blood vessels in the retina. If left untreated, it can cause blindness.

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If you're 30 years old, how often should you get your eyes checked?

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The correct answer is: You should get your eyes checked at least twice between the ages of 30 and 39. Beginning at age 40, your ophthalmologist will recommend an exam schedule. Once you hit 65, you should have your eyes examined every year or two.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

Why does the standard eye chart use only the letter "E"?

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The correct answer is: The original test card for eyesight used the English alphabet, but revised to use a rotating "E" to help people who couldn't read.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

Why are eyes dilated during an eye exam?

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The correct answer is: The eyes are dilated so that the doctor can look through them to the back of your eyes.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

What is strabismus?

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The correct answer is: Strabismus is the clinical name for crossed eyes. It can be corrected with glasses, therapy or surgery.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

What's the more common name for epidemic keratoconjuctivitis?

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The correct answer is: Epidemic keratoconjuctivitis, or pink eye, is a highly contagious virus that affects the eye.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

What's the best way to avoid pink eye?

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The correct answer is: The virus is most commonly spread through finger to eye contact and when the virus is airborne. Washing your hands frequently can prevent it from spreading.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

True or false: About two percent of all skin cancers including melanoma are around the eye.

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The correct answer is: This is true. The skin of the eyelid is very delicate. Basal and squamous cell carcinomas are common there.

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What does 20/20 vision mean?

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The correct answer is: 20/20 is considered normal vision. If you have 20/40 vision that means you can stand 20 feet from a chart and can see what a "normal" person sees when standing 40 feet from the chart. It is possible to have better than 20/20 vision.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

True or false: Vitamins A and E and zinc help with eye health.

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The correct answer is: The phytochemicals lutein and zeaxanthin can also help maintain the health of your eyes and possibly prevent cataracts.

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True or false: Your eyes are the most active muscles in your body.

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The correct answer is: Your eyes have more than two million working parts and the ability to process 36,000 bits of information every hour.

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