Atlanta, GA (November 5, 2013) With a mission of promoting eye health for all Georgians through education, early identification, access to care, and rehabilitation services, the Georgia Vision Collaborative recently compiled the Georgia Vision Resource Guide, a directory of adult vision and aging eye health services available across the state.
The guide can be used to find vision resources such as low cost eye exams, reduced cost eyeglasses, and vision rehabilitation and low vision services. Additional resources include programs specifically designed to enhance the quality of life for aging adults. The guide is currently available as a PDF at http://georgia.preventblindness.org/georgia-vision-resource-guide. Coming in 2014, the Georgia Vision Collaborative will offer an online searchable database for the guide at www.georgiavisioncollaborative.org.
The Georgia Vision Collaborative was formed in 2006 to reduce the burden of vision loss, improve the detection and treatment of vision impairment, and enhance the lives of those who have lost their vision. By strengthening relationships between vision agencies in Georgia, the Collaborative works to identify and reduce gaps in vision services, educate the public and those at risk on vision health issues, and improve access to locations where vision services are offered.
The Georgia Vision Collaborative is made up of representatives from more than 25 organizations with a stake in vision health. In 2013, the Georgia Vision Collaborative began focusing primarily on adult vision issues.
Founding partners of the Georgia Vision Collaborative include:
Center for the Visually Impaired
Georgia Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
Georgia Drive for Sight Program
Georgia Eye Bank
Prevent Blindness Georgia
Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia
The Georgia Vision Resource Guide was prepared in the summer of 2013 based on information from participating organizations. Revisions or additions may be made by contacting the Georgia Vision Collaborative at (404) 537-4985 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Regular updates will be made and revision dates noted on page 1 of the guide.