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Outlook Newsletter

Outlook Newsletter


Outlook is the electronic newsletter of the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP).  Outlook provides quarterly updates on eye health education, disease prevention activities, and NEHEP activities and materials.


In the Winter 2014 Outlook Newsletter:

Anne Louise Coleman, M.D., Ph.D.

Letter From the Chair of the NEHEP Planning Committee
All health and social service professionals should be aware of the role they can play in referring people with low vision to seek vision rehabilitation services.


Raise Awareness of Low Vision with NEHEP Resources

Raise Awareness of Low Vision with NEHEP Resources
NEHEP provides a variety of resources to help raise awareness about low vision, vision rehabilitation services, and how people can live independently.

Low Vision: What to Do When “There’s Nothing More That Can be Done.”

Low Vision: What to Do When “There’s Nothing More That Can be Done.”
A wide range of vision rehabilitation services enable adults who are blind or have low vision to continue living independently, including highly trained professionals and comprehensive services that can restore function after vision loss.


NEI and NEHEP Have Gone Social

NEI and NEHEP Have Gone Social
NEI and NEHEP are taking advantage of social media to disseminate important eye health information through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Pinterest.


Use the National Eye Institute Website to Serve Yourself!

Use the National Eye Institute Website to Serve Yourself!
NEI has launched new options as part of its online knowledge base, allowing individuals to search for answers to eye health questions, submit an inquiry, and provide feedback.

Free Learning Module and Tip Sheet Available from ASORN

Free Learning Module and Tip Sheet Available from ASORN
The American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN) is offering free copies of its education module, Mitomycin C: Indications for Use and Safe Practice in Ophthalmology.

Prevent Blindness Provides New Online Resource for Information on Vision Insurance

Prevent Blindness Provides New Online Resource for Information on Vision Insurance
Health Insurance and Your Eyes is a new online resource that provides free downloadable fact sheets and information about health insurance, Medicare benefits, the Affordable Care Act, and eye care.

Falls Prevention Awareness Day a Huge Success

Falls Prevention Awareness Day a Huge Success
The 6th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Council on Aging Falls Free® Initiative, was the largest yet, with 47 states and the District of Columbia participating.

Featured Organization: VisionServe Alliance

Featured Organization: VisionServe Alliance
VisionServe Alliance is a consortium of 110 non-profit organizations that provides vision rehabilitation services to people who are blind or visually impaired.

On The Road

On the Road With NEHEP
Join NEHEP for a presentation at the American Society on Aging annual meeting.


Let Us Know What You Think About Outlook

Let Us Know What You Think About Outlook
Let NEHEP know your thoughts about Outlook—what you find beneficial, ideas for content you would like to see, or suggestions for future issues.


 

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