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Notice to Readers: Healthy Vision Month --- May 2009
May is Healthy Vision Month, a national observance devoted to promoting the 10 vision objectives (28-1 through 28-10) in Healthy People 2010 that are used to gauge the burden of visual impairment and level of eye care in the United States (1). This year's theme for Healthy Vision Month is Your Eyes Are the Windows to Your Health, with the focus on reducing the prevalence of uncorrected refractive errors, one of the most common and correctable vision problems in the United States, and having eyes examined regularly.
At CDC, the Vision Health Initiative seeks to prevent vision loss, promote eye health, and coordinate prevention, disease management, and rehabilitation efforts. Additional information is available at http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/projects/vision.htm.
- US Department of Health and Human Services. Vision and hearing. Healthy People 2010 midcourse review. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2006. Available at http://www.healthypeople.gov/document/pdf/tracking/od28.pdf.
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