LOW VISION AWARENESS MONTH
Low Vision Awareness is marked this year in February. Visual Impairment affects 4.2 million people in the USA alone, of which 3 million people have Low Vision.
When it comes to having low vision, there are things that can be done to make life easier and safer for individuals. Vision rehabilitation programmes are common ways for people to live a more normal life with low vision.
“A vision rehabilitation plan helps people reach their true visual potential when nothing more can be done from a medical or surgical standpoint,” explains Mark Wilkinson, OD, a low vision specialist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and chair of the low vision subcommittee for the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP).
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