Many of us make a New Year’s commitment to exercise, eat better, and manage stress. But what about your eye health? Committing to regular eye exams is something we should all add to our list of healthier habits.
Eye exams can help prevent or minimize vision loss by catching problems early so you can manage the impact of conditions such as:
- Glaucoma, which can cause vision loss and blindness when extra fluid builds causing pressure in the eye damaging the optic nerve.
- Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), which causes the loss of central vision when a part of the retina, called the macula, is damaged.
- Diabetes-related Retinopathy, which causes blindness when small blood vessels leak and bleed in the retina.
The good news is that if you are experiencing vision loss due to these conditions or of any kind, CVI can help you acquire tools and skills to continue doing the things that you enjoy and to remain independent. Tools such as magnifiers or colored lenses, and classes in cooking techniques or getting around safely, might be all you need to regain your confidence.
If you or someone you know could benefit from one of these devices or classes now is a great time to get in touch with CVI. In honor of Glaucoma Awareness Month, recognized in January, new clients can receive a 10% discount for their first two classes.
You can also stop by the VisAbility Store and let us help you find a device that is just right for your needs.
Learn more about the Low Vision Clinic and Adult Services on the services section of the website at cviga.org or give us a call at 404-875-9011. Financial assistance may be available to eligible clients scheduling a low vision exam and for device purchase.