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February is Low Vision Awareness Month

Low vision affects millions of Americans, including many older adults in your community. Low vision can make it harder to do things like reading, shopping, or cooking. And standard treatments — like eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicines, and surgery — can’t fix it completely.

But there’s good news! Vision rehabilitation can help people with low vision learn how to stay independent and make the most of their sight. Low Vision Awareness Month is a time to spread the word about about vision rehabilitation and how people with low vision can live full, active lives.

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See what it’s like to live with low vision

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

Share these resources

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

Give a presentation

You can share important information about low vision, vision rehabilitation, and how people can live independently with vision loss.

Spread the word on social media

Use the Facebook and Twitter posts below to tell your followers about Low Vision Awareness Month. You can also use these posts to talk about low vision all year long.

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Last updated: February 5, 2021