Save Your Vision Week, 2005, 11533-11534 [05-4757]

Download as PDF 11533 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 45 Wednesday, March 9, 2005 Proclamation 7874 of March 4, 2005 Save Your Vision Week, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Eye disease causes suffering, loss of productivity, and diminished quality of life for millions of Americans. During Save Your Vision Week, we raise awareness of eye disease and encourage all our citizens to take action to safeguard their eyesight. As people age, they can develop conditions that affect eyesight, including cataracts, glaucoma, retinal disorders, dry eye, and low vision. Through regular eye exams, many of these problems can be detected and treated early, reducing the risk of vision loss. The National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), suggests five steps for all Americans to take to protect their eyesight: regular physical exams; a complete eye exam every 1 to 2 years; a check of family history; immediate attention if you notice any loss of eyesight, eye pain, or other eye problems; and use of sunglasses and a hat to protect eyes from the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays. My Administration is committed to helping Americans lead better, healthier lives. We have doubled funding for the NIH, helping the United States to stay on the leading edge of medical research and technological change. Through education, prevention, early detection, and further research into effective treatments for eye disease, we can bring hope and comfort to our citizens and help more Americans keep the precious gift of sight. The Congress, by joint resolution approved December 30, 1963, as amended (77 Stat. 629; 36 U.S.C. 138), has authorized and requested the President to proclaim the first week in March of each year as ‘‘Save Your Vision Week.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 6 through March 12, 2005, as Save Your Vision Week. I encourage eye care professionals, teachers, the media, and public and private organizations dedicated to preserving eyesight to join in activities that will raise awareness of the measures all citizens can take to protect vision. VerDate jul<14>2003 08:40 Mar 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09MRD1.SGM 09MRD1 11534 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 45 / Wednesday, March 9, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth. W [FR Doc. 05–4757 Filed 3–8–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 08:40 Mar 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09MRD1.SGM 09MRD1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 45 (Wednesday, March 9, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 11533-11534]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-4757]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 45 / Wednesday, March 9, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 7874 of March 4, 2005

                
Save Your Vision Week, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Eye disease causes suffering, loss of productivity, and 
                diminished quality of life for millions of Americans. 
                During Save Your Vision Week, we raise awareness of eye 
                disease and encourage all our citizens to take action 
                to safeguard their eyesight.

                As people age, they can develop conditions that affect 
                eyesight, including cataracts, glaucoma, retinal 
                disorders, dry eye, and low vision. Through regular eye 
                exams, many of these problems can be detected and 
                treated early, reducing the risk of vision loss. The 
                National Institute on Aging, part of the National 
                Institutes of Health (NIH), suggests five steps for all 
                Americans to take to protect their eyesight: regular 
                physical exams; a complete eye exam every 1 to 2 years; 
                a check of family history; immediate attention if you 
                notice any loss of eyesight, eye pain, or other eye 
                problems; and use of sunglasses and a hat to protect 
                eyes from the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays.

                My Administration is committed to helping Americans 
                lead better, healthier lives. We have doubled funding 
                for the NIH, helping the United States to stay on the 
                leading edge of medical research and technological 
                change. Through education, prevention, early detection, 
                and further research into effective treatments for eye 
                disease, we can bring hope and comfort to our citizens 
                and help more Americans keep the precious gift of 
                sight.

                The Congress, by joint resolution approved December 30, 
                1963, as amended (77 Stat. 629; 36 U.S.C. 138), has 
                authorized and requested the President to proclaim the 
                first week in March of each year as ``Save Your Vision 
                Week.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 6 
                through March 12, 2005, as Save Your Vision Week. I 
                encourage eye care professionals, teachers, the media, 
                and public and private organizations dedicated to 
                preserving eyesight to join in activities that will 
                raise awareness of the measures all citizens can take 
                to protect vision.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fourth day of March, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth.

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[FR Doc. 05-4757
Filed 3-8-05; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P