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You never know who may have an eye condition

Posted Jan 15 2016  |  by DOC
Photo credit: ROBB D. COHEN/ROBB D. COHEN/INVISION/AP

Photo credit: ROBB D. COHEN/ROBB D. COHEN/INVISION/AP

This past year, up and coming musician Willie Maxwell, more commonly known as Fetty Wap, revealed that he had lost his right eye due to congenital glaucoma when he was a child.

Fetty lives without a prosthetic eye and is inspiring children and those living with similar circumstances to be confident with their eye conditions. Fetty wrote to 10-year old Jayden, who has always worn a prosthetic after losing an eye to retinoblastoma, ‘…it’s not how you look or what you see it’s how you see it and what you’re looking for from yourself…’

Other famous celebrities that are living with eye conditions include Mila Kunis who was blind for many years due to chronic iritis, John Goodman and Larry King both underwent treatment for cataracts, Bono who suffers from glaucoma, Dame Judi Dench lives with age related macular degeneration, and most famously Stevie Wonder who was born blind with a condition called retinopathy of prematurity.

The key to prevention and diagnosis with many of these eye health issues is to book a comprehensive eye exam. Find a doctor of optometry near you and book an eye exam today.

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