WICHITA, Kan., March 07, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Throughout the year, there are a variety of eye health observances
"Four weeks in February, for example, is too short a period to bridge the gap between an eye disease diagnosis and rehabilitation," says Heather Hogan, Senior Vice President for Foundation and Mission Services at Envision. "Too often, the discussion ends with the vision practitioner advising the patient that nothing further can be done. That's simply not the case, and we must maintain a year-round offensive to make more people aware of the options they have through low vision rehabilitation."
Envision's goal is to alleviate the disconnect that prevents many eye care professionals and patients today from recognizing the breadth of existing strategies available. To that end, the organization offers these tips for living well after a diagnosis of vision loss or impairment:
"The prevalence of low vision and blindness diagnoses are rapidly increasing. If not already, the odds are high that you or one of your family members, neighbors, co-workers or friends will be impacted by loss of sight," says Hogan. "I encourage individuals and organizations everywhere to take action and join us in making life-altering low vision rehabilitation services a priority in our communities. It's our duty to ensure that people with visual impairments have the same opportunities as anyone else to enjoy the world around them and lead fulfilled lives."
A video with more information on Envision and its services can be viewed here.
About Envision: Envision promotes advocacy and independence for those who are blind or low vision. Founded in 1933, Envision is one of the largest employers of individuals with vision loss in the nation. Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Envision's mission is to improve the quality of life and provide inspiration and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research. For more information, visit http://www.envisionus.com.
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