1. Keeping Your Balance


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    There is something in the way she moves. With grace and confidence, you’d never guess Irene Wieland is closing in on 90 years old. “It’s always important to keep moving because if you don’t - you won’t move,” says Wieland. She credits daily dance moves with keeping her young. Fun yes, but she’s also working to stay flexible and stable. “I think it keeps your joints moving. And if your joints don’t move well you have a chance of falling down.” “We track data on all of the mechanisms of injuries that we see through the Trauma Center. Certainly falls ranks high, if not the highest, at certain age groups,” says Mark Tesoro. He is an injury prevention analyst with Lee Memorial Health System. To keep people right side up, Lee Memorial Health System is going proactive with fall prevention, a top cause of injury and death in older Americans. “We’re doing vision screenings and balance assessments and hearing screenings. We’re trying to try to cover all of those different aspects of falls to try to eliminate those risks,” says Tesoro. There are three spheres that potentially cause falls: the physical aspect which covers health conditions from vision and hearing to fitness level, disease and neurological issues. The behavioral aspect looks at the choices you make and how you move. Finally, the environmental aspect which includes things in your surrounding that might trip you up. “If you’re falling, you’re falling for a reason and we need to identify what that reason is.” Balance issues aren’t going to get Irene down. “I try to keep my balance, I do everything possibly I can. In the dance field of course,” says Wieland. Taking the proper steps can be an investment in your health. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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    • Immanuel Lutheran Clinic Crystal Lake IL


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      The 5th Annual Free Community Clinic offers medical, dental, vision, hearing, hair salon, clothing, book fair and a mobile food pantry.

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      • PHN PlusoptiX 3-6-08


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        Robert Arnold describes the rationale and techniques (photoscreening and monocular acuity screening) of the Alaska Blind Child Discovery for remote public health nurses in an deliberate battle against preventable childhood blindness and amblyopia.

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        • PlusOptix S04 Christian Schmidt 2006


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          On March 16, 2006 at AAPOS, at Keystone, Colorado, Christian Schmidt demonstrates the PlusoptiX S04 photo refractor for Robert Arnold of the Alaska Blind Child Discovery. Plusoptix then delivered dozens of these sight-saving devices to various clinics and District 49 Lions in the Alaska Blind Child Discovery program.

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          • A.C.E.&S. Check In


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            Jaron and his mom travel to the Alaska Children's Eye & Strabismus office at 3500 Latouche so he can get an eye examination to determine whether he needs treatment for Amblyopia.

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            • We are Saving Sight


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              Imagine- the wonder of vision. The wonder of changing lives. We change lives by saving sight. Learn more about how you can help save sight by visiting saving-sight.org/give.

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              • Kidsight Colorado Promotional Video


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                Every day, Kidsight identifies 10 Colorado children with vision problems that, left untreated, become obstacles in education and development. This 8-minute promo explains who Kidsight is, what they do, and why it is important. Learn more at www.kidsightcolorado.org!

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                • Glasses Cure Amblyopia


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                  Vision screening is not sufficient to eliminate childhood vision impairment due to amblyopia; treatment must be consistent and thorough. Often spectacle therapy is sufficient to allow children excellent vision despite substantial amblyopia risk factors such as high farsightedness, astigmatism or anisometropia.

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                  • Amblyopia resembles Drowning


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                    Vision loss due to childhood amblyopia resembles acquisition of swimming skills and drowning in terms of age-dependence, impact and treatment. Early detection of amblyopia risk factors (poor focus resembles lack of buoyancy) allows the option to provide protection (spectacles resemble life preservers) and may avoid the need for rescue treatment (patching the better eye resembles CPR).

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                    • 2012 CHEA Theme Child


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                      The California Hawaii Elks Association presented the 2012 Theme Child who was discovered by the CHEA Vision Screening Therapists to be developing Amblyopia, or "lazy eye". Amblyopia is treatable condition where one eye is blurry and begins shutting down, eventually causing blindness. Here is Wyomi Yockey, the San Diego Vision Screener, presenting Evelynn, the California Hawaii Elks Association 2012 Theme Child and her mother. Gifts were presented at the heartfelt ending.

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