3:33 PM EDT, July 23, 2010
A long-term study shows that Latinos have a much higher rate of certain vision disorders. Now, on the heels of the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study, free eye health screenings will be offered in the city.
The EyeSmart EyeCheck screening targeting Latinos was created by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The first screening will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Family Health Fair at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 535 N. Main St., Los Angeles.
Latinos have the poorest vision and highest level of undetected eye disease of any U.S. ethnic group. The Los Angeles Latino Eye Study found 65% of Latinos have eye disease and 63% are undiagnosed. Many eye conditions can be successfully treated.
For more information on the EyeSmart screening, click here.
-- Shari Roan
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