Going Blind and Going Forward

According to a recent national poll by the American Foundation for the Blind: Americans fear vision loss more than they fear cancer, HIV/AIDS, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and other serious health problems.

Yet despite, or perhaps of, this fear, most of us are very ill informed about vision loss, how to prevent it and how to treat it. We remain in the dark about this hugely important issue, often allowing preventable problems to escalate until they seem insurmountable. And there is little discussion about the new technologies and training that allow people with vision loss to continue leading full, active lives once available medical intervention has been exhausted.

Are You Concerned About Your Vision?

Amsler Grid

The Amsler Grid can be thought of as a first line of defense against certain types of vision loss.

Salient Facts About Vision Loss

It is estimated that 25 million Americans are blind or visually impaired.

National and Local Resources

Find a list of advocacy networks, assistance for the visually impaired, educational resources and more.

Tips & Stories

Hear stories and advice for dealing with vision loss from their own personal, unique, sometimes embarrassing experiences!


There IS Something You Can Do

The American Academy of Ophthalmology now fully endorses referral to low vision rehabilitation early in a patient’s sight-loss journey. Early referral to low vision rehabilitation is now the standard of care.


Host A Screening

Bring Going Blind to your community, campus, medical schools and hospitals! Use our Outreach Toolkit to learn how, step-by-step, an individual or organization can use the film to best serve your community.

HostOutreach Toolkit

What You Can Do

Call your Local Library and Blind Service Organization

Check to see if they have purchased a copy of Going Blind. Tell them about the film and encourage them to view it themselves by streaming it from our website. (If you have the means, you can donate an educational copy to your local library or blind and visually impaired service organization.)


Host or Sponsor a Screening

Find a local organization that could host or sponsor a screening of the film. Get started with our Outreach Toolkit and learn how to find panel participants, structure and promote the event, and other ideas.



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