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Blindness Awareness Month

October is Blindness Awareness month! The Perkins School for the Blind addressed four main types of blindness. Two are prevalent within children: CVI and ROP. CVI (Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment) is a mechanical issue of the brain in which images are distorted. ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity) involves abnormal growth of the blood vessels in the retina, the back of the eye. The two others are Macular Degeneration and RP. Macular Degeneration is a type of deterioration of the macula, which can cause blurriness in central vision and in later stages may result in seeing straight or wavy lines. RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) involves deterioration of the retina and causes a rare, mostly hereditary, form of tunnel vision. Throughout Blindness awareness month, our goal is to educate others about blindness and how to be an advocate for others and yourself! Click here for the Perkin’s article

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