- Reviewed by Anthony L. Komaroff, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Health Letter
Vision loss threatens your independence. So it's essential to get regular comprehensive eye exams, particularly if you have certain vision loss risk factors. Some you might know about. Others might surprise you.
Well-known risk factors
Some of the most common risk factors for vision loss are diabetes, high blood pressure, and older age. Here's how they can affect your eyes.
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About the Author
Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter
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Anthony L. Komaroff, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Health Letter
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