Welcome to the ADA Commission
Heidi Reed, Commission Member
February 14, 2024 at 6:00pm
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FEBRUARY IS LOW VISION AWARENESS MONTH:
A.M.D./Low Vision Awareness Month is observed annually throughout February. It’s an awareness month targeted at spreading more information about Age-related Macular Degeneration (A.M.D.) and diseases affecting the eyes that could lead to visual impairment. Putting out the right information about A.M.D. and low vision is important to promote early detection and cancel out whatever false beliefs may circulate about both illnesses. A.M.D. affects approximately 15 million people in the U.S.
HOW TO OBSERVE A.M.D./LOW VISION AWARENESS MONTH
1. Protect your vision
A.M.D. and low vision can be prevented by important lifestyle habits. Do all you can to protect your vision, starting now.
2. Spread the information
Spread awareness about these illnesses by starting an online campaign or talking to others about it. The more people know about it, the lesser chance the disease has to gain a foothold.
3. Exercise consideration for those affected
When you notice a person struggling with either A.M.D. or low vision, be kind enough to make the situation more comfortable for them. Turn off a few lights, ask them if they need help getting to their destination, and render whatever form of help you can.
For more information go to:
AMD/LOW VISION AWARENESS MONTH (nationaltoday.com)
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