February is Low Vision Awareness Month!

Date Posted: 02/13/2017

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The National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) of the National Eye Institute invites you join in using this opportunity to raise awareness about how vision rehabilitation can help people with vision loss maintain or regain their independence and quality of life.

NEHEP offers a variety of free resources to support your efforts, including the following:

During Low Vision Awareness Month, the National Eye Institute (NEI) is highlighting new technologies and tools in the works to help the 4.1 million Americans living with low vision or blindness. The innovations aim to help people with vision loss more easily accomplish daily tasks, from navigating office buildings to crossing a street. Many of the innovations take advantage of computer vision, a technology that enables computers to recognize and interpret the complex assortment of images, objects and behaviors in the surrounding environment.

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