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Jun 26, 2022

Vision Forward raising awareness of services for blind, visually impaired

MILWAUKEE — The number of Americans ages 40 and over with blindness or visual impairment is expected to double between 2015 and 2050.

That means more people will be at higher risk of falling and having poorer health outcomes, which are associated with living with vision loss. That is particularly true for older Americans. According to a 2022 study from the VisionServe Alliance, 7.3% of Americans ages 65 and over have a visual impairment, and the figure is 9.8% for ages 80 and over.

That is where Vision Forward comes in. Vision Forward, located at 912 N. Hawley Road, Milwaukee, has services for all ages of people who have blindness or low vision. It has a comprehensive approach to assist people to maintain their quality of life. Its 35 staff members help identify what clients’ priorities are to live a good life moving forward and develop strategies for doing so……

Read more: https://journaltimes.com/news/local/vision-forward-raising-awareness-of-services-for-blind-visually-impaired/article_96bcb372-f1ab-11ec-a09b-33a8803562f1.html

Source: Journal Times

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