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Learn about OneSight
OneSight, a Luxottica Foundation, is a charitable organization dedicated to providing healthy vision, eyewear and sun protection to those with eyesight difficulties worldwide. Since the birth of this renowned organization in 1988, their efforts have provided free vision care and eyewear to an immeasurable number of people and have granted millions of dollars towards optical research and education.
How can you get involved? Easy. Donate your gently used prescription eyewear and non-prescription sunglasses at any LensCrafters®, Pearle Vision®, or Sears Optical® locations. Larger quantities should be shipped to the eyewear processing center for recycling. Visit OneSight’s website for the processing center’s shipping address and detailed information on how you can make a huge impact on the quality of life of those struggling with vision difficulties.Learn about Lions Club International
Throughout the year, Lions Club volunteers collect millions of used eyeglasses to be delivered to one of their worldwide recycling centers for cleaning, packaging, and distributing. If you have used and slightly used prescription glasses, reading glasses, sunglasses, plastic frames, and metal frames that you no longer need, donate them to your local Lions Club International organization.
Using the link provided, visit the Lions Club’s website to learn how you can donate to the Lions Recycle for Sight program and provide the gift of sight to a person in need.Visit the helpful links provided for additional information concerning eye health for you and your family.
Fueled by poor nutrition and increasingly sedentary lifestyles, diabetes has reached epidemic proportions worldwide. As a result, diabetic retinopathy has become a global public health crisis that threatens the vision of millions of adults. In fact, by the year 2050, 16 million Americans age 40 and older are expected to show some signs of the condition. By taking control of your diabetes care, you can prevent complications of diabetic retinopathy before they start. Knowing your risks, recognizing the signs and symptoms, and receiving early diagnosis and timely treatment will inevitably reduce your risk of vision loss. Visit All About Vision’s Diabetic Retinopathy link to learn more.
Visit TLC Laser Centers to learn everything there is to know about LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis) eye surgery. By exploring the benefits, the risks involved, the recovery process, and the cost, you will be able to better determine if you are a candidate for this highly effective vision correction procedure. Kootenai Vision Center utilizes the services of several LASIK eye surgery centers in neighboring states including Canada; however, Dr. Sorensen can refer you to the surgery center of your choice.Visit these sites for information about the most common age-related eye diseases.
Web MD Eye Care Center
...is an excellent on-line reference tool for eye health. Good eye health and eye care are crucial to protect your sight, prevent common eye disorders, and treat eye problems early. Learn about the anatomy of the eye and view a diagram of a human eye. Find out about eye diseases, contagious conditions such as pinkeye, and how to tell if you have good or bad vision.Women’s Eye Health
Women’s Eye Health.org was formed as an educational outreach program. It has been estimated that three-quarters of blindness and visual impairment is preventable or treatable, thus, education of the public is paramount. The mission of Women’s Eye Health.org is to educate people regarding those eye diseases that are intrinsically more prevalent in women.All About Vision
This organization provides consumers with a wealth of trustworthy information on eye health and vision correction options.
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