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Promoting Workplace Wellness
to Halt Vision Loss

See a Better Tomorrow by Protecting Your Vision Today

BrightFocus Foundation has simple, easy-to-understand materials you can distribute on site to promote healthy vision. Hand them out during recognition events such as National Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, Macular Degeneration Awareness and Low Vision Awareness Month in February, Healthy Vision Month in May, Sun Safety Week in June, or Healthy Aging Month in September. Or use them at staff meetings, through paycheck distribution, or via other methods to inform employees about the importance of vision care and comprehensive eye exams.

Resources Include:

BrightFocus supplies copies of our educational resources in English and Spanish at low cost, or in some cases free of charge, to promote healthy vision.

  • Download publications from the BrightFocus website at www.brightfocus.org. (free option)
  • Request publications and offer them at your worksite in an employee break room, at a health fair, or elsehwhere. (low cost)

For more information or to order samples, please contact:
communications@brightfocus.org or call 1-800-437-2423

Fast Facts

  • Macular degeneration, which causes deterioration of the central area of the retina, is a major cause of visual impairment in the United States. As many as 11 million Americans have some form of macular degeneration, including both early and later stages of the wet and dry forms. This number is expected to double to nearly 22 million by 2050.

  • Glaucoma, involving damage to the optic nerve, is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States and the world. There are more than three million Americans living with glaucoma.

Research shows that by incorporating healthy habits into your lifestyle you can help protect your vision, improve your overall health, and potentially lower your risk of developing glaucoma or macular degeneration.

It is also very important to have regular comprehensive eye examinations with dilation, particularly as you age, or if you have any of the risk factors associated with glaucoma or macular degeneration. Glaucoma normally has no symptoms until vision is lost and cannot be regained. However, if diagnosed early, many forms of glaucoma are treatable and can be halted. The progress of macular degeneration may be slowed or stopped with early diagnosis and treatment.

Last Review: 08/30/13

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