It’s no mystery that the Foundation Fighting Blindness’ core mission is funding research for treatments and cures of retinal diseases, and that we’re making significant progress. A recent influx of clinical, or human, trials of drug, gene and stem-cell therapies is proof. But another key FFB focus is informing the masses about retinal diseases through our public health-education program.
We do so in a variety of ways, including local vision seminars, resource materials, public service announcements and, of course, social media. At the Foundation’s national VISIONS 2014 conference next month, we will also host our first-ever Save Your Vision Live! online broadcast. Anyone interested in learning about age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and eye health for aging Americans can register for this free event and tune in live Thursday, June 19, at 6 p.m. EDT.
Viewers will hear need-to-know information about vision-loss prevention, AMD treatments and emerging therapies. And you can have your questions answered live by three experts: the Foundation’s Tim Schoen, Ph.D.; Colorado Retina Associates’ Alan Kimura, M.D.; and Jackson Eye Care and Walmart Vision Center’s Mark Jackson, O.D.
We’re also fortunate to be working with Walmart Health and Wellness leaders to empower their associates to spread the word about this exciting live event. So if you or a loved one has AMD, or is at risk, I encourage you to register today for Save Your Vision Live! You’ll gain valuable information from the comfort of your own home.