Blindness

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month “The Sneak Thief of Sight”

According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, “Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma.” It is called the “sneak thief of sight” because there are no symptoms and vision loss is permanent once it occurs. The month of January has been recognized as National Glaucoma Awareness Month to raise awareness and …

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June 23-29, 2019 is the Helen Keller National Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

Since 1984, after a proclamation by President Ronald Reagan, Americans have observed National Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week, during the month of June, as an advocacy campaign to “inspire people to look for those moments to create awe-inspiring connections inclusive of members of the deaf-blind community.” Helen Keller was an outstanding 20th century humanitarian, educator, …

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