Give the Gift of Sight

by Discovery Eye Foundation
Vetted
Mar 28, 2013

We're An All Star!

The Macular Degeneration Partnership just won an award from Constant Contact - we're an "All Star"!  The AMD Update Newsletter won this recognition because of how often we send out the newsletter - and by how many people open it. This is the second year in a row MDP has received this honor.

February was National AMD and Low Vision Month in the U.S. and elsewhere.

It was a great opportunity to remind everyone about the importance of dilated eye exams and of the wonderful resources available to people with limited vision.

Give Your Sight a Hand was promoted throughout the month, in our newsletter and in the Outlook newsletter from the National Eye Institute.  This campaign reminds people to check one eye at a time.  You may never notice a vision problem otherwise. Both your eyes work together to give you the very best vision, possibly masking a vision problem in one eye.  

In March, an ad for Give Your Sight a Hand was run in the Vision Supplement to USA Today. We offered everyone a free magnetic Amsler Grid to use to check vision one eye at a time.  If you haven't gotten yours yet, call us!

March is also National Nutrition Month and we focused on the impact of diet on AMD.  Folks who eat lots of fruits and vegetables and fish get less macular degeneration.  Dark green leafy vegetables pack the most nutrition and fish like salmon and mackerel are good choices for high levels of omega-3.  At our support groups, we handed out healthy recipes and a list of lutein rich raw foods.

For other nutrition tips, see our March Newsletter.  Happy eating!

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Discovery Eye Foundation

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.AMD.org
Project Leader:
Judith Delgado
Project Leader
Los Angeles, CA United States

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