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January 29 2013 Vision Issues Newsletter

An Eye on Vision Issues!

Volume 1: Issue 4; Week of January 27 to February 2, 2013.

Hello, Everyone.
The month of February is ARMD/Low-Vision month. Look for updated information concerning Age Related Macular Degeneration and Low-Vision Awareness by visiting your favorite vision organization website.

Last week’s newsletter contained a list of several free low-vision awareness seminars presented by Freedom Scientific during the months of February and March. Visit and click on low vision workshops for an update on the location of the free seminars. Hope you find a seminar you can attend near you!

Employment Opportunities: Courtesy of the American Foundation for the Blind.

1. Contract Closeout Specialist - Columbus, OH

2. O&M Specialist - Cincinnati, OH

3. Access Technology Specialist - Cincinnati, Ohio

Here's the latest article from the Vision Issues site at

Vision Organizations U. S. Territories
A sample listing of vision organizations supporting individuals with vision issues in the U. S. Territories including American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Forum News: I am presently searching for a wristwatch that only provides the time of day and date. Do you have a favorite model or brand name? Do you have a favorite company where you shop for low-vision/blind products? Visit the forum thread titled “Talking Watch Time of Day and Date Only” and post your information and any suggestions. Thanks.

Coming next week: Lucentis Approved for DME Treatment

A review of the medication Lucentis approved by the FDA for the treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema (DME).

Until next week – Have a great week!

Dean Ingalls, Vision Issues Editor

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