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MARCH IS WORKPLACE EYE WELLNESS MONTH

March is Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month. Before you think that this topic does not apply to you, think again. Each day, over 2,000 Americans suffer an eye injury. This means that almost one million Americans have experienced some vision loss due to eye injury,...

February is AMD & Low Vision Awareness Month

FEBRUARY is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month February is national age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. National months of recognition are important because they call attention to important health issues like AMD and increase...

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month Each year more than 250,000 children are treated at hospitals for toy-related injuries. Most of these injuries affect children under the age of 15, and more than half injure the face; most of these injuries can be prevented....

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

NOVEMBER IS DIABETIC EYE DISEASE MONTH People with diabetes are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema (DME), glaucoma and cataracts. Yet recent studies have revealed low awareness of the issue among...

JUNE IS CATARACT AWARENESS MONTH

Prevent Blindness America has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and it is the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are 24 million Americans over the age of 40 who are affected by...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month It is an unfortunate fact of life that women are more likely than men to have eye-related problems. Two-thirds of blindness and other visual impairments worldwide occur in women. Glaucoma, cataracts, and Age Related Macular...

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month Every day, approximately 2,000 work-related eye injuries are reported for medical treatment. Depending on the nature of one’s job, these incidents may include; common eye injuries such as chemical burns, scratched eyes, and eye...

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month February is AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) and Low Vision Awareness month. We’ve all heard the statistics. The leading cause of vision loss for Americans over the age of 50 is macular degeneration. According to...