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Low Vision Awareness Month

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February is Low Vision Awareness Month

Vision impairment — including low vision — affects millions of Americans, among them are many older adults. Vision impairment can make it hard to do things like reading, shopping, or cooking. And standard treatments — like eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicines, and surgery — can’t fix it completely.  

The good news is that vision rehabilitation services can help people with vision impairment learn how to stay independent and make the most of their sight. Low Vision Awareness Month is a great time to spread the word about vision rehabilitation — and make sure that people with vision impairment know about the services available to them.

Watch our recorded live panel event

To celebrate Low Vision Awareness Month in 2022, we hosted a live panel discussion about the role of vision rehabilitation and how it can help people with vision impairment maintain their independence. Check out Function at the Forefront: A Conversation about Vision Rehabilitation to hear our panel of experts chat about helpful resources and other reflections on vision rehabilitation.

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See what it’s like to live with low vision

It can be hard to describe different types of vision impairment. NEI’s See What I See virtual reality (VR) app can help you see what life is like with common causes of vision impairment — like age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. Share the app with your networks to raise awareness about vision impairment.

Share these resources

Use our resources to spread the word about vision impairment and vision rehabilitation. 

Spread the word on social media

Use the Facebook and Twitter posts below to tell your followers about Low Vision Awareness Month. 

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Last updated: February 25, 2022