Thursday, May 5, 2011

Day 135: Healthy Vision Month

Healthy Vision Month is designed to elevate vision as a health priority for the Nation. Millions of people living in the United States have undetected vision problems, eye diseases, and conditions. Help in educating people in your community about the importance of comprehensive dilated eye exams in maintaining eye health and preserving sight.

Healthy Vision Month  is designed to elevate vision as a health priority for the Nation by promoting the importance of early detection and treatment, as well as the use of proper eye safety practices, in preventing vision loss and blindness. One of the most important things people can do to protect their vision is to schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam. In this painless procedure, an eye care professional examines the eyes to look for common vision problems and eye diseases, many of which have no early warning signs. A comprehensive dilated eye exam can detect eye diseases and conditions in their early stages, before vision loss occurs. Early detection and treatment can help to save your sight.

Can you imagine if you or a family member needed eyeglasses but you couldn't afford to buy them? Could you read? Could you hold a job? Could your children do their school work?

New Eyes for the Needy purchases new prescription eyeglasses for poor children and adults living in the United States and recycles donated glasses for distribution to indigent people overseas.

Since their founding in 1932, New Eyes has improved the eyesight of more than 7,000,000 people in the U.S. and around the world. For about $60, New Eyes for the Needy can improve a person's life. Each new pair of glasses purchased by New Eyes helps an American child succeed in school, an adult secure a job, or a senior citizen read medicine labels. Their recycled glasses bring clearer vision to scores of people living in poverty overseas. New Eyes is strengthened by their partnerships with thousands of social service agencies, optical dispensers, and vision missions.

Last year, New Eyes for the Needy provided new prescription eyeglasses to 4,102 people in the United States. These individuals live in all parts of the country. They are children, the elderly, and the working poor who are desperately trying to make ends meet. Without the help of New Eyes, these people would have to choose between purchasing food, medicine, and clothes - or buying prescription eyeglasses at an average cost of $250. Thanks to New Eyes, many U.S. residents now have hope for a better and clearer future.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your great post and your thoughtful blog. You are making a difference.