February is Low Vision Awareness Month. Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery. Having low vision can make activities like reading, shopping, cooking, writing, and watching TV hard to do. In addition, the consequences of vision loss may leave people feeling anxious, helpless, and depressed. Vision rehabilitation can help people with vision loss to maximize their remaining vision and maintain their independence and quality of life.
Join the National Eye Institute and the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) to help raise awareness about vision rehabilitation among people with low vision and their family, friends, and caregivers. Learn more