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    Meeting the Needs of Children with Vision Loss

    Linda Gerra, EdD, Director of Children’s Vision Programs at Lighthouse Guild, is an expert on working with children with blindness or visual impairment and the effect of visual impairment on early motor development.

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    The Monday Mile

    You can maintain your physical and mental health by remaining active. However, people who are blind or visually impaired may find it difficult to be as active as their sighted counterparts.

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    Low Vision Awareness Month

    February is Low Vision Awareness Month. According to the National Eye Institute, currently 4.2 million Americans ages 40 and older are visually impaired. Of these,…

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    The Evolution of Braille: Recognizing Louis Braille on His Birthday

    Louis Braille, the French educator and inventor of the Braille reading and writing system, was born on January 4, 1809. As a result of an early childhood accident, Braille lost vision in both eyes.

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    10 Tips to minimize stress & depression over the holidays

    For some, the holidays represent a time of love, family and togetherness. For others the holiday season may spark an overwhelming feeling of stress and depression.

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    November is American Diabetes Month

    Did you know that diabetes can cause eye disease? If left untreated, it can cause vision loss or even blindness. To help you keep your vision healthy, here are five things National Eye Institute would like you to know about diabetic eye disease:

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    According to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, about 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide. Preventable causes are as high as 80% of the total global visual impairment burden.

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    Eye Health for Children: Back-to-School Pointers for Families

    Vision screenings and eye exams are critical to early detection of problems like amblyopia, or lazy eye, the most common cause of visual impairment among young children, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI).

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    Practical Tips for Advocating for Your Child

    For parents of kids with vision loss, the call to be your child’s advocate can come up weekly or even daily, often when you least expect it. Some practical tips can help you be a good advocate, even with no professional training in advocacy.

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    Educating Others about Vision Impairment: What Do You Do When You Meet Someone Who Can’t See?

    With the passage of the ADA, the United States Congress found that “physical or mental disabilities in no way diminish a person’s right to fully participate in all aspects of society.” The rights of people with vision impairment are included in the enforcement of this landmark legislation.

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