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Notice to Readers: Healthy Vision Month --- May 2007

May is Healthy Vision Month, a national eye health observance promoting the 10 vision objectives in Healthy People 2010 (1). This year's theme is Keep Vision in Your Future, and the focus is on reducing visual impairment from glaucoma.

The CDC Vision Health Initiative and stakeholders have produced the report, Improving the Nation's Vision Health: A Coordinated Public Health Approach, which is aimed at preventing vision loss and blindness, promoting eye health, and improving quality of life for all persons throughout all life stages. The report is available at http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/projects/vision.htm.

Reference

  1. US Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy people 2010 (conference ed, in 2 vols). Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2000. Available at http://www.health.gov/healthypeople.



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