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Category Archives: PAB News

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The leading cause of vision impairment for individuals over 50 is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Approximately 15 million Americans are affected by this, with 200,000 new cases reported annually. What is AMD? AMD is a progressive condition which causes blurry or blank spots in your central vision when the macula is damaged. The macula is […]

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Helpful Gifts and Life Hacks for People with Visual Impairment

Beth was almost done with her holiday shopping list, but she was struggling to find her final few gifts. Her grandparents posed the biggest shopping challenge. They still lived independently in their own home, although they both had some degree of vision impairment and weren’t as active as they once were. Beth decided that she […]

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Is Diabetes In Your Book of Health?

When we were children we learned to read with simple stories. Our first books were filled with colorful characters having great adventures – all in 20 pages or less. As our reading skills improved, the stories became more complex, and we graduated to chapter books. A chapter tells one part of the story – just […]

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Protect Your Eyes From Sports Injuries

This is the story of Peter and Damon, best friends and team mates. The guys were excited to be starting players for their junior varsity football team. They had practiced a lot during the summer and were gearing up for their first game. As they got ready for the final practice before the big game, […]

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Add Eye Exams To Your Back-To-School Shopping List

During August, families across the country prepare for their children to go back to school. In Pennsylvania alone, children between the ages of 5 and 18 account for approximately 16% of the population – that’s over 2 Million children (U.S. Census 2013). Many of these children are excited to be seeing old classmates again; some […]

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