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Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Appreciation Week Commemorates Anne Sullivan

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Appreciation Week will be observed this year the week of April 14-20, 2019 to commemorate Anne Sullivan’s birthday, on April 14, 1866. Anne Sullivan, a pioneer of the vision rehabilitation profession, was the teacher who worked closely … Continue reading

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Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Awareness Week Commemorates Anne Sullivan

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Awareness Week will be observed this year the week of April 12-18, 2015 to honor Anne Sullivan’s birthday, on April 14th. Anne Sullivan was the teacher who worked so closely with her student, Helen Keller, to develop … Continue reading

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January is Braille Awareness Month

January is Braille Awareness Month January is National Braille Literacy Awareness Month in honor of Louis Braille, who originally developed the braille code nearly 200 years ago. Braille was born January 4, 1809, and developed the code of raised dots … Continue reading

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Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

A vision rehabilitation therapist (VRT) is a professional who specializes in working with individuals who have a vision loss. It is usually a Master’s level professional, who is most likely certified through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and … Continue reading

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November is Diabetes Awareness and Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

As many as 26 million people in the U.S. have diabetes (8.3% of the population), and the cost of treating diabetes may be as high as $245 billion annually! November is the designated awareness month for both diabetes and diabetic … Continue reading

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Recognizing Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Awareness Week in June

A recent report by Prevent Blindness America puts the annual cost of “Vision Problems” in the US at $139 billion as of 2013. According to their report, “The Cost of Vision Problems,” this includes social and medical costs, and losses … Continue reading

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May’s Theme: Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow!

May’s Theme: Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow! Steven Kelley, CVRT, CRC May is Healthy Vision Month and Older American’s Month. This year’s theme for Older American’s Month is Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow and it is certainly applicable for maintaining healthy vision, … Continue reading

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