It has been said, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
But how do you show with a picture the impact of a vision problem that affects over 20 million people in the US alone, often resulting in stress-related symptoms and unnecessary frustration in reading and learning potential? How do you show with a picture a serious vision condition that often leads to emotional fallout including, anger, anxiety and reduced self-esteem? How do you show with a picture a vision problem that is usually not identified in a standard eye sight vision screening or routine eye examination so those affected may not even realize they have the problem? How do you show with a picture that there is hope, because this condition has been extensively researched and there is a cure?!
How do you show with a picture?
Created in recognition of June as National Convergence Insufficiency Awareness Month, vision advocacy group, VisionHelp and acclaimed graphics designer Rebecca Sherry tells the story with this picture:
Dan L. Fortenbacher, O.D. FCOVD