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May 29 2012 Vision Issues Newsletter

An Eye on Vision Issues

Volume 5 Issue 4 Week of May 27 to June 2

Hello, Everyone.
Summer temperatures arrived early in Illinois. The past two days the temperature reached the mid 90’s. Remember enjoy the summer days but be safe – protect yourself from sunburn (most dangerous times of the day for skin damage – 10 am to 2 pm) and hydrate by drinking lots of fluids – especially water. Enjoy going to the beach, pool, or whatever activity you do during the summer.

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

1. Cashier/Stocker, Millington, Tennessee - Millington, Tennessee

2. Machine Operator I - Wichita, Kansas

3. Orientation and Mobility Instructor - Atlanta, Georgia

Special note: The disabilities editor (Jeanetta Polenske) published a great article focusing on the talents of a visually impaired student at Colorado University revealing the difficulties visually impaired students experience in a mainstream classroom. Find out how she successfully improved her education and stood up for the right of equality in learning.
Interview with Amelia Dickerson

Forum News:

Visit the thread titled “Visually Impaired/Blind Series” and post your comments and story ideas or your own story! Tell us your adventures dealing with travel, entertainment, working, dining, cooking and technology – I would like to feature as many different stories/people as possible during the series. You can also e-mail or contact me using the “contact the editor” function at the bottom of the Vision Issues website.

This Week’s Article: Women’s Eye Health Statistics and Safety Precautions

I am shocked to discover the number of women across the world dealing with vision loss composes such a large majority of the visually impaired population. Do you know how many women make up the population of visually impaired individuals? Use the link provided below to go directly to the article.

Coming Next Week:

Women’s Eye Health – Dry Eye Syndrome

A visually impaired person invites you to lunch – “What should you expect?”

Until next week – Have a great week!

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

Women’s Eye Health Statistics & Safety Precautions
What percentage of blindness and low-vision belong to women? Do you know why women have higher blindness and low-vision percentages around the world than men? Do you know the safety precautions for maintaining healthy vision for women? Do you know the warning signs for eye disease? Find answers!

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Dean Ingalls, Vision Issues Editor

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