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Currently, more than 15 million people in the United States are diagnosed with low vision conditions, such as Macular Degeneration which makes everyday activities like reading, writing, and working on hobbies a real challenge.
The difference in the way that eccentric viewing is approached as part of low vision provision was highlighted by the next two sessions.
The article discussed in detail the components of an effective public health education program to increase the awareness of low vision by: identifying the intended audience and formulating an appropriate communication strategy to disseminate the message, pre-testing the communication strategy with the intended audience (that is, use of focus groups); implementing the strategy by collaborating with visual impairment organizations and creating educational materials, exhibits, and programs that further convey the message; and, finally, assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of the communication strategy and identifying refinements where needed.
This consensus will lead to significant investments in low vision technology research and development.
JOHN ANDERSON, Northumberland Low Vision Action Group, via email
HumanWare is proud to introduce the revolutionary Prodigi family that finally brings low vision technology into the 21[sup.
There are three levels of blind members, completely blind (B1), partially blind (B2) and low vision (B3)," said the society's cultural committee head Hana Al Jamri.
With the prevalence of low vision projected to increase by approximately 33 percent during the next 15 years, primarily due to an aging population, it would behoove us to begin advocating for research funding now.
Summary: Jeddah, Muharram 21, 1432, Dec 27, 2010, SPA -- Princess Adelah bint Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz will patronize the ceremony to be held on Tuesday by Ebsar Foundation for Low Vision and Blind Rehabilitation on the occasion of the International Day of Persons With Disabilities.
Then it's time to seek out assistance from internationally-renowned specialist Gil Smith, whose Billingham company sells the North's biggest range of electronic magnifiers designed to make life easier for the low vision sufferer.
New to the second edition are revisions in all areas, state-of-the-art technology, a reorganization to examine in more depth the needs of individuals in different age ranges, new charts, certification requirements for low vision therapists, and information on pathology, early development, and discussion of the relationship between the vision and the brain.
The project will enable people with low vision and blindness to enjoy safe, independent and productive lives.

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