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Low Vision Awareness Month

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February is Low Vision Awareness Month

Millions of people in the United States are living with a visual impairment. A visual impairment can make it hard to do everyday activities like driving, reading, or cooking. And it can’t be fixed with glasses, contacts, or other standard treatments like medicine or surgery.

The good news is that vision rehabilitation services can help people with a visual impairment make the most of the vision they have so they can keep doing the things they love. Take some time this Low Vision Awareness Month to spread the word about vision rehabilitation!

Check out our webpage about vision rehabilitation

People diagnosed with an eye disease or condition that causes visual impairment may not know where to start to find the right vision rehabilitation services. To help, NEI has created a webpage with:

  • Information about vision rehabilitation and visual impairment
  • Links to organizations that provide quality vision rehabilitation services
  • Tips about who can help make connections to vision rehabilitation professionals

This webpage is a great place for people with a visual impairment to get started with vision rehabilitation. Share it with patients or people in your community today!

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See what it’s like to live with a visual impairment

It can be hard to describe what it’s like to live with a visual impairment. That’s why we created the See What I See virtual reality (VR) app! The app shows you what life might look like with a visual impairment caused by common eye diseases — like age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. Share the app with your networks to raise awareness about visual impairment.

Spread the word on social media

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



Last updated: January 31, 2023