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๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€

Atualizado: 24 de mai.

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to honor the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino communities, it is essential to shine a spotlight on an often-overlooked aspect of health within these communities โ€“ visual health. At Pr3vent we believe that celebrating heritage goes hand-in-hand with ensuring the well-being of individuals and their families. This month serves as a poignant reminder that, despite the vibrant tapestry of Hispanic and Latino cultures, there exist alarming statistics regarding visual health within these communities.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€

Almost 8 out of 10 Hispanics with glaucoma are unaware that they have this potentially sight-threatening condition. Hispanics also have a higher rate of conditions like diabetic retinopathy. This startling figure is an statistic we aim to reduce with proper early screening and promoting education about visual health.

Another concerning trend is that many Hispanics are not getting regular dilated eye exams. These exams are essential for detecting eye diseases and conditions, especially in their early stages when they are most treatable. However, too often, individuals in these communities delay or skip these crucial screenings, potentially putting their vision at risk.

More than 63 million Hispanics live in the United Stated. As the population continues to grow at a faster rate than the national average, it is crucial for healthcare providers and policymakers to prioritize access to vision care services and education within this community. Addressing these disparities will not only improve individual well-being but also contribute to overall public health outcomes. It is imperative that stakeholders work collaboratively to develop and implement strategies that promote eye health awareness, early detection of vision problems, and access to appropriate treatment options within the Hispanic population. By taking proactive measures, we can strive towards achieving equitable vision health for all members of our diverse society.



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