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Media Contacts: John Lazarou, The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins
Jean Horrigan, National Eye Institute
August 10, 2005
THE EYE SITE traveling exhibit will be at White Marsh Mall August 13-September 5, 2005
THE EYE SITE-the National Eye Institute’s traveling exhibit on low vision-will open at White Marsh Mall in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday, August 13. THE EYE SITE, which provides information on low vision in English and Spanish, features five kiosks with an interactive multimedia touchscreen program, a display of assistive devices, and a list of local low vision resources. The exhibit, which will be located at White Marsh Mall in Center Court, is free and open to the public during all mall business hours.
The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, developed THE EYE SITE for its Low Vision Education Program. The program is designed to help people understand what low vision is (vision problems that interfere with a person’s ability to perform everyday activities) and explain what steps they can take to stay independent despite vision loss. Millions of Americans have low vision.
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The National Eye Institute (NEI) conducts and supports research that leads to sight-saving treatments and plays a key role in reducing visual impairment and blindness. The NEI is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.