What Would You Like To See
05/06/2012 - 04/30/2014
Glaucoma, which has few or no symptoms in its early stages, is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S. and the world. Approximately 2.8 million Americans have been diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of the disease, and another 2.8 million may be living with the disease and not yet know it.
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in industrialized nations. In the U.S., as many as 11 million people may have some form of the disease, and that number is expected to double over the next four decades. There are limited options for preventing or treating various forms of this disease, but for many patients treatments can slow or halt vision loss.
To address both of these important health issues, the American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) is launching See A Better Tomorrow, a public education campaign encouraging people to schedule comprehensive eye exams to help protect against irreversible vision loss. Materials include TV and radio PSAs in both English and Spanish.