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Gearing Up for Low Vision Awareness Month

Each year February is recognized as Low Vision Awareness Month to increase awareness and access to resources for the millions of Americans affected by low vision, or vision that cannot be corrected fully with the use of eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicine, and surgery. “Low Vision Awareness Month is a time to spread the word about vision rehabilitation and how people with low vision can live full, active lives,” according to National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). To help individuals and organizations “spread the word,” NEI provides health education materials, informational cards, videos, articles and fact sheets, as well as tools and guidance to conduct community educational sessions on the topic. Find out more about the free resources available from NEI during Low Vision Awareness Month.