America's Retina Physicians Invite Bostonians To A Vision Health Fair Aug. 12

BOSTON, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) and its Foundation will host the Saving Vision Health Fair to promote vision health and provide valuable information on early detection and treatment of blinding retinal diseases, including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Retina specialists will be on hand to answer questions. Other participating organizations include:

    --  National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
    --  American Academy of Ophthalmology
    --  Foundation Fighting Blindness
    --  Lighthouse Guild
    --  Prevent Blindness
    --  RidesinSight
    --  ITNAmerica

WHAT: The Saving Vision Health Fair is open to the public and will offer information and giveaways to help educate the public about important vision health issues.

WHEN: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Noon until 2:00 pm

WHERE: Copley Square - Dartmouth Street Mall

WHY: Millions grapple with undiagnosed or untreated vision impairments ranging from mild conditions to total blindness. In their groundbreaking report, Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine call for broad-scale public awareness activities to "Promote policies and practices that encourage eye and vision health across the lifespan." Through initiatives like the Saving Vision Health Fair, the ASRS and its Foundation are working to promote vision health and improve the lives of those with retinal conditions.

ABOUT ASRS: The ASRS is the largest retinal organization in the world, representing over 3,000 retina specialist members who are board-certified ophthalmologists with advanced fellowship training in the medical and surgical treatment of complex retinal diseases.

CONTACT: Lydia Steck, 847-323-3893,

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SOURCE American Society of Retina Specialists