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February 21, 2017
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One in six Americans age 65 and older have a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses...

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One in six Americans age 65 and older have a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. The risk of eye disease increases with age, yet many older adults neglect to to see an eye doctor for care. To bring attention to taking care of our eyes as we age, the American Academy of Ophthalmology celebrates Healthy Aging Month to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of vision loss - and steps to help seniors take care of their sight. 

source: AAO

Dr. Baxter was recently honored with the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation's "Above and Beyond Award".  According to the foundation president, Dr. Baxter received this award due to his extraordinary record of community service, not only to the North Platte community but throughout the state and also in third-world countries.  Congratulations Dr. Baxter--we are very proud of you!

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