It is now February which means it’s Low Vision Awareness Month! It seems like everything has its own month dedicated these days and this one is our favorite at Earle Baum Center. We work year-round to raise awareness and provide support for the challenges of living with sight loss.
Low vision is any level of vision loss that cannot be completely corrected with glasses, surgeries or other treatments. Low vision makes everyday tasks challenging. According to the CDC, approximately 12 million people 40 years and older in the United States have vision impairment, including 1 million who are blind and 3 million who have vision impairment after correction.
The National Eye Institute predicts the number of people with sight loss will more than double by 2030. As Baby Boomers turn 65, 7.2 million Americans will have visual impairments.
Leading causes of vision loss for older adults are age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataract, and glaucoma. Among younger folks, leading causes are inherited eye conditions, infectious and autoimmune eye diseases, or trauma.
Earle Baum Center serves those living with sight loss in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Lake Counties where there are 15,727 people living with vision difficulty, according to 2019 US Census data.
EBC helps transform the lives of people with sight loss. We are committed to providing education and help to access trainings, treatments and tools for people with sight loss to live the best life possible.
We are committed to spreading awareness about life with sight loss and the resources available to enhance it, both this Low Vision Awareness Month and all year round.
Looking for a way to celebrate? Find social posts below that you can share to spread awareness about life with low vision and direct people in our community towards our resources if they need them.
Spread the Word!
Copy and paste these posts to share to your social networks and raise awareness of vision loss and of EarleBaum’s resources.
Did you know there are 15,727 people living with vision difficulty in Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, and Napa Counties, according to 2019 US Census data? Learn more with @EarleBaum this #LowVisionAwarenessMonth ! #LVAM #EarleBaum
February is Low Vision Awareness Month! Low vision is any level of vision loss that cannot be completely corrected with glasses, surgeries or other treatments. Learn more with @EarleBaum this #LowVisionAwarenessMonth! #LVAM #EarleBaum
Happy Low Vision Awareness Month! Did you know there are 15,727 people living with vision difficulty in Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, and Napa Counties, according to 2019 US Census data? Our local nonprofit, Earle Baum Center of the Blind, has resources and support to transform the lives of folks with sight loss. Follow their page @EarleBaumCenter to learn more about sight loss and what they have to offer! #LowVisionAwarenessMonth