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Educational Programs

Good eye health is important at any age. Our agency’s community educational programs are designed to educate the public about eye safety and eye health, increase understanding and respect for people who are challenged by vision loss and to dispel myths about blindness and visual impairment. TOPICS OUR PRESENTERS CAN SHARE WITH YOUR GROUP: - The Four Most Common Vision Diseases-focuses on facts, prevention and current treatments for macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy - Low Vision Causes, Options and Devices- an overview of the definition of low vision and assistive technology and how the Center for Vision MORE

Eyes in the News

The Center for Vision Loss and the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind want to keep you “in the know” about your eyes. Each month “Eyes in the News” will feature a new topic to make you aware of the importance of keeping your eyes healthy. Protect Your Eyes From the Summer Skies Warm weather is right around the corner. Children and their families will be enjoying more outdoor activities and planning family vacations to the beach. Parents and children are becoming more accustomed to applying sunscreen to their skin, whether it’s a cloudy or sunny day, to protect themselves MORE

Glossary of Terms

Navigating the language of eye care and eye problems can be challenging. The Center for Vision Loss has developed this basic glossary for informational purposes only. It is not meant to take the place of visiting your eye doctor annually to receive professional advice to diagnose or treat an eye health problem. Age-Related Macular Degeneration—this degenerative eye disease causes damage to the macula of the eye. People affected with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have problems reading, driving and performing activities that require clear central vision. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in the senior population and has MORE
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