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February is Low Vision Awareness Month-

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Age related vision problems affect millions of Americans. Low vision can make it difficult to do simple tasks like grocery shopping, reading a book or doing a word search. Low vision is also something that cannot be treated with basic eye doctor practices like new eye-glasses or contacts and surgery.

Even though these common treatments don’t help with low vision issues, there is vision rehabilitation that you can do that will help you to continue living independently and get the most out of your remaining sight. Low vision cannot be reversed but it can be managed!

Low Vision occurs in most people over the age of 65 but can happen at any age. Some of the major causes include Age Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetes and Glaucoma but it can also stem from eye injury also.

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