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2014-03-14 23:26:40

For many, a lot of time is spent in front of a computer or mobile device for work related purposes. Businesses and employers are encouraging more use of this technology and as a result, the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind has seen an increase in eye strain, or Asthenopia. Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 For many, a lot of time is spent in front of a computer or mobile device for work related purposes. Businesses and employers are encouraging more use of this technology...

2013-12-09 23:26:05

The Pennsylvania Association for the Blind helps to protect children with suggesting safe toys and gifts this Holiday Season Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 As Santa is making a list, and checking it twice, The Pennsylvania Association for the Blind is helping to make sure all children and parents are asking Santa for the safest and most appropriate toys. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) there were an estimated 192,000 toy-related, emergency...

2013-09-27 23:26:21

As a symbol of a blind or visually impaired person’s ability to achieve a full and independent life, the White Cane is being celebrated on October 15th by the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind and its 28 Member Agencies. Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Initiated by the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind and its 28 Member Agencies across the Commonwealth. In an effort to inform Pennsylvania’s citizens about the prevention and treatment of low vision and blindness,...

2013-09-26 23:38:54

Prevent possible permanent vision loss, a scratched cornea, or fractured eye sockets by protecting your children's eyes this school year, says the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind. Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 It’s back to school time! Summer vacations have winded down, schools opened their doors for a new season of learning and activity. Parents scrambled to buy back-to-school clothes and equip their children with all the sports gear they need like, helmets,...

2013-07-14 23:02:12

Easily protect your eyes from sun exposure by wearing sunglasses when you are outside, promotes the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind. Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) July 14, 2013 Sunscreen? Check! Bug Spray? Check! Hat? Check! Ready for a fun-filled day outside in the sun? Almost! Don’t forget to wear your shades! The sun is out and the days are long and after this rainy spring everyone is anxious and excited to get outside and enjoy the weather. Remembering to lather on the...

2013-06-07 23:19:05

As Congress has designated 2010-2020 as the “Decade of Vision” to acknowledge the very real public health need and challenge of vision loss, the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind supports vision research. Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 The Need Congress has designated 2010-2020 as the “Decade of Vision” to acknowledge the very real public health need and challenge of vision loss. (H. Res. 366 and S. Res. 209) Over 78 million Baby Boomers will be turning...

2013-01-29 23:02:14

Prediction of a 58% increase in Glaucoma by 2030. Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month — The Pennsylvania Association for the Blind is working to spread the word about this “Sight-Stealing” disease. The National Eye Institute estimates that 2.7 million people over the age of 40 have glaucoma. By 2030 it is estimated that 4.2 million people over the age of 40 will have glaucoma. This is an astonishing 58% increase. This...

2012-02-17 11:00:00

In a month, where the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind is creating awareness on Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD,) drug researcher StemCells Inc. (STEM) received authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to start a clinical trial on the potential treatment for dry age-related macular degeneration. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 In a month, where the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind is creating awareness on Age-Related Macular...

2011-05-20 12:00:00

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of people in the United States have undetected vision problems and eye conditions. The Pennsylvania Association for the Blind (PAB) along with the National Eye Institute (NEI) needs your help by encouraging people in your community, friends and family to schedule eye exams. Through a comprehensive dilated eye exam, eyecare professionals can detect common vision problems and eye disease, many of which have no early...

2011-04-29 10:37:00

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Regardless of your age or physical health, it's important to have regular eye exams. Your doctor does more than determine if you need a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Your exam will include a check for diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. What is the difference between an ophthalmologist, optometrist, and an optician? An Ophthalmologist is a physician specialized in eye and...


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  • A bat.
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