[glcb] Get Answers to Your Vision Questions
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Thu Oct 21 11:46:02 GMT 2010
From: AFB Senior Site
AFB American Foundation
for the Blind <http://www.afb.org> TM
Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss
Get Answers About Eye Conditions
Eye Care Specialist Works with Patient <http://www.afb.org/seniorsite>
Do you have questions about eye conditions and ongoing research?
* The National Eye Institute's Office of Communication, Health
Education, and Public Liaison
<http://www.nei.nih.gov/tools/contactus.asp> responds directly to
requests for information on eye diseases and vision research. They
cannot, however, provide personalized medical advice to individuals
about their condition or treatment.
E-mail: 2020 at nei.nih.gov <mailto:2020 at nei.nih.gov>
Phone: (301) 496-5248
Mail: National Eye Institute
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
E-mail messages are answered Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Eastern Time, except federal holidays. They do their best to respond
within 48 hours.
* Additionally, the National Eye Institute (NEI) provides eye
health information <http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/> on its web site on
a number of eye conditions.
* AFB Senior Site® also offers an Understanding Vision Loss
section <http://www.afb.org/seniorsite.asp?SectionID=63> featuring
guides such as living with macular degeneration
196> and managing diabetes and vision loss
More Information for Health Professionals
Featured on AFB Senior Site® this month:
NEI's National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) is pleased to
announce the launch of See Well for a Lifetime: An Educational Series on
Vision and Aging
<http://www.nei.nih.gov/nehep/programs/visionandaging/whatis.asp> . The
series provides a toolkit designed to be used by professionals who work
with older adults to convey science-based, easy-to-understand
information about general eye health, age-related eye diseases and
conditions, and the importance of comprehensive dilated eye exams. The
kit consists of 3 modules:
* Making Vision a Health Priority
This module includes information about vision changes that can occur
with age, the importance of comprehensive dilated eye exams and things
that people can do to keep their eyes healthy.
* Age-Related Eye Diseases and Conditions
This module includes detailed information on age-related eye disease and
conditions and what people can do to protect their vision.
* Low Vision
This module includes information about low vision, vision
rehabilitation, and questions to ask an eye care professional or
specialist in low vision.
Each module contains a PowerPoint presentation, a Speaker's Guide,
participant handouts, a promotional announcement, and participant
evaluation forms. Learn about tips for using the Toolkit
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