Abstract Title

Tarrant County Resources for Vision Disabilities

RAD Assignment Number

609

Presenter Name

Chethan Rao

Abstract

Vision is a sense that often goes underappreciated among the many sighted members of our community. Everyday activities such as commuting to and from one’s home, participating in classroom learning, or finding appropriate employment would be drastically hindered by loss of sight. Diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts affect people in our own community every day. Thankfully, Tarrant County has a variety of resources available for those with vision disabilities.

Some of these organizations provide clinical services to prevent and treat blindness, while others provide economic, social, and emotional support to help those with vision disabilities regain important aspects of their daily lives. Others still, provide our county’s indigent children with routine eye exams and glasses that may make all the difference in their school and home lives. In this poster, we provide a summary of the resources available in Tarrant County to meet the needs of those with vision disabilities.

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Tarrant County Resources for Vision Disabilities

Vision is a sense that often goes underappreciated among the many sighted members of our community. Everyday activities such as commuting to and from one’s home, participating in classroom learning, or finding appropriate employment would be drastically hindered by loss of sight. Diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts affect people in our own community every day. Thankfully, Tarrant County has a variety of resources available for those with vision disabilities.

Some of these organizations provide clinical services to prevent and treat blindness, while others provide economic, social, and emotional support to help those with vision disabilities regain important aspects of their daily lives. Others still, provide our county’s indigent children with routine eye exams and glasses that may make all the difference in their school and home lives. In this poster, we provide a summary of the resources available in Tarrant County to meet the needs of those with vision disabilities.