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Low Vision Awareness Month

POSTED ON February 21, 2011

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I’m always intrigued by the awareness events promoted each month. One I laugh about is National Hamburger Month in May (ironic that it’s also my birth month). In the month of February, many of the awareness events focus on health, including Heart Disease Awareness Month and National Cancer Prevention Month. That’s why it’s fitting that February is Low Vision Awareness Month. Image courtesy of: www.seniorresource.com/lowvisiontopics.htm Even though I ...

I’m always intrigued by the awareness events promoted each month. One I laugh about is National Hamburger Month in May (ironic that it’s also my birth month).

In the month of February, many of the awareness events focus on health, including Heart Disease Awareness Month and National Cancer Prevention Month. That’s why it’s fitting that February is Low Vision Awareness Month.

Image courtesy of: www.seniorresource.com/lowvisiontopics.htm

Even though I don’t experience low vision symptoms in my twenties, they may begin to appear as I age. The most common causes of low vision are age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. People experiencing low vision may have tunnel vision or significant blind spots.

Your Indiana eye doctor can use various medical devices to help maximize your remaining vision. If you’re faced with low vision, it’s imperative that you have the best eyeglasses. Even with reduced vision, glasses can help you see better in the distance and possibly even up close.

New medical treatments and electronic devices are available to assist patients with low vision. Stop by and see Dr. Tavel and his board certified associates for your yearly eye examination to help detect low vision symptoms.

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