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National Eye Institute's Traveling Exhibits

THE EYE SITE & VISION

NAEVR / AEVR are supporting this year's five-state tour of the National Eye Institute's (NEI's) THE EYE SITE: A Traveling Exhibit on Low Vision for Shopping Centers. The exhibit stops include 15 shopping malls and one public library i n Iowa, Maryland, Montana, Minnesota, and South Dakota.

Here is a sample of what people are saying about THE EYE SITE.

Minnesota

We enjoyed having THE EYE SITE at our mall as a community service to shoppers. Burnsville Center has a high number of elderly in the community, so it was fantastic to be able to bring an educational exhibit to the mall. I also think it was a good awareness tool for our middle-aged shoppers.
          Assistant Marketing Director, Burnsville, MN

Iowa

Thank you! My husband's eyesight is deteriorating and he was just complaining about the difficulty of "close work" now. I immediately thought about finding him a magnifying device.. This exhibit helped since I didn't know what was available.
          Mall Visitor, West Burlington, IA

South Dakota

I am a nurse and am happy to see that the NIH is promoting health education and prevention in public places. It's a great way to reach all kinds of people.
          Mall Visitor, Rapid City, SD

In Baltimore, Maryland, the exhibit is being sponsored by 18 groups and organizations, including NAEVR / AEVR, Wilmer Eye Institute, and University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. NAEVR / AEVR also joined the Baltimore Host Committee in sponsoring the NEI's VISION: A Traveling Exhibit at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore from September 12-January 1, 2006.

By the end of 2005, THE EYE SITE will have traveled to 81 malls and other venues in 33 states and the District of Columbia and will have given more than 35 million people the opportunity to learn about low vision. The VISION exhibit will soon complete a 13-year tour to 32 science museums in 20 states and the District of Columbia.

For more information on the exhibits go to:

THE EYE SITE: www.nei.nih.gov/nehep/eyesite

VISION: www.nei.nih.gov/education/visionexhibit/index.asp