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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Healthy Vision Month To Focus on Eye Exams

Millions of people in the United States have undetected vision problems and eye conditions. The Pennsylvania Association for the Blind (PAB) along with the National Eye Institute (NEI) needs your help by encouraging people in your community, friends and family to schedule eye exams. Through a comprehensive dilated eye exam, eyecare professionals can detect common vision problems and eye disease, many of which have no early warning signs.

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Age-Related Vision Challenges Explored at May 7 Blindness Awareness Day

Age-related vision problems—such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma—and the latest treatments available will be the focus of Blindness Awareness Day Saturday, May 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Radisson Hotel, 101 Radisson Drive, Green Tree. The event is free, parking is free, and registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in the East Ballroom. Seniors, their families and those with vision problems are invited. For more information, contact Debra Meyer at Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, 412-368-4400 ext. 2287, or dmeyer@pghvis.org.

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Event to Showcase Services for Blind

Arthur Walbridge never expected macular degeneration or low vision in his eyes after he retired. But he found help from organizations like For Sight Vision of York, one of the agencies that helps people who lose their vision.

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