FEBRUARY IS LOW VISION AWARENESS MONTH

"What exactly is low vision?" you may ask.  Low vision is a term commonly used to mean partial sight, or sight that isn't fully correctable with surgery, medications, contact lenses, or glasses.  In the United States, the most common causes of low vision are age -related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.  People can also be born with conditions such as albinism or optic nerve damage that can result in low vision. Low vision can have an impact on people of all ages.  In observance of Low Vision Awareness  Month, Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center's Medical Staff encourages everyone to have a complete eye exam from a licensed opthalmologist or optometrist. Getting a yearly exam  increases the chances of early detection and diagnoisis of conditions that may lead to vision loss.  If you or someone you know has experienced significant vision loss, a low vision examination is highly recommended.  At Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center, your health is our business