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AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

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What is low vision?

Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected with standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery. With low vision, activities like reading, shopping, cooking, writing, and watching TV may be hard to do. Most people with low vision are age 65 or older. The leading causes of vision loss among older adults include age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. With the aging of the population, the prevalence of these diseases and conditions is on the rise. For more information go to https://nei.nih.gov/nehep/programs/lowvision/learn-about and https://nei.nih.gov/health/maculardegen/armd_facts.

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