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Safe Toys and Gifts


Millions of parents, grandparents, other family members and caregivers of children who are visually impaired or blind struggle to find the best play and educational products for them. Every day, parents ask professionals for advice on buying toys for their children. However, selecting a toy for any child begins with…

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Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Diabetic Retinopathy Illustration

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month Over 3.6 million Americans over the age of 40 suffer from a diabetic eye disease, most commonly diabetic retinopathy. This is the leading cause of blindness for American adults and the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide. It affects 28.5% of Americans with diabetes…

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Volunteers help visually impaired clients

November, 2013 Washington Beacon When Bonnie Brenner was growing up, her family was involved with Lighthouse International, a New York-based organization that offers services to visually impaired and blind people. Among other things, her mother accompanied blind singers on the piano. By Rebekah Sewell  Download PDF      

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