Advanced Age Is Common Factor in Eye Diseases
Byline: J. Hope Babowice
You wanted to know
Jimmy Marchese, 8, of Vernon Hills wanted to know:
How do you become blind?
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For more information
To learn more about eye health, the Vernon Area Library in Lincolnshire suggests the following.
- "Eyes: Injury, Illness and Health" by Carol Ballard
- "Can You See the Chalkboard?" by Alvin Silverstein
- "Do You Remember the Color Blue?" by Sally Hobart Alexander
- "It's Catching: Pinkeye" by Angela Royston
- "Everything You Need to Know About Vision Disorders" by Debbie Stanley
"How do you become blind?" asked Jimmy Marchese, 8, a third- grader at Diamond Lake School in Mundelein.
Perfect vision is called 20/20. That's when you can clearly see letters on a chart at a distance of 20 feet. So if your vision is 20/50, what you can see when you're 20 feet away, someone with perfect vision can see at a distance of 50 feet. Legally blind means your vision is 20/200. About 10 million people in the United States are blind or visually impaired. …