U.S. veterans with vision loss can receive free resources

June 15, 2009

War veterans often confront many injuries during their tours, including vision loss.

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Mohegan Lake, NY-War veterans often confront many injuries during their tours, including vision loss. Sometimes vision loss is directly linked to combat, but often vision conditions affect soldiers years after they have completed their service, and they're faced with age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, or glaucoma.

The not-for-profit online organization http://VisionAWARE.org/ assists vision-impaired veterans and their families in helping them to maintain fulfilling lives by offering free resources.

Vision rehabilitation services set up to aid veterans in emotional issues related to vision loss are detailed on the organization's site.

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http://VisionAWARE.org/ is supported by the Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation.

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