Save Your Vision Week, 2010, 10993-10994 [2010-5292]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 46 / Wednesday, March 10, 2010 / Presidential Documents 10993 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8483 of March 5, 2010 Save Your Vision Week, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation While many Americans are fortunate to have healthy eyes, millions are affected by low vision or blindness. Maintaining good vision requires early diagnosis and timely treatment of eye conditions. Save Your Vision Week is a time for all Americans to take action to protect their sight. Vision loss affects everyone, from infants with genetic conditions, to teens and adults with refractive errors, to older individuals with cataracts and other age-related eye diseases. Through recent studies, scientists and clinicians have identified risk factors, early detection methods, and new treatments for many eye conditions, but individuals can also take steps to protect their own vision. By getting regular eye examinations, Americans can take advantage of medical breakthroughs that allow early detection and treatment of vision loss. Doctors also recommend maintaining a healthy diet, not smoking, and wearing sunglasses or suitable eye protection when playing sports or performing household chores and yard work. This week, I encourage all Americans to visit the National Eye Institute website at www.NEI.NIH.gov to find eye care professionals in communities across our country and to access the latest eye health information. To remind Americans about the importance of safeguarding their eyesight, the United States 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.’’ erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 7 through March 13, 2010, as Save Your Vision Week. During this time, I invite eye care professionals, teachers, members of the media, and all organizations dedicated to preserving eyesight to join in activities that will raise awareness of eye and vision health. VerDate Nov<24>2008 09:39 Mar 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\10MRD1.SGM 10MRD1 10994 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 46 / Wednesday, March 10, 2010 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2010–5292 Filed 3–9–10; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 09:39 Mar 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\10MRD1.SGM 10MRD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 10, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 10993-10994]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-5292]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 46 / Wednesday, March 10, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8483 of March 5, 2010

                
Save Your Vision Week, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                While many Americans are fortunate to have healthy 
                eyes, millions are affected by low vision or blindness. 
                Maintaining good vision requires early diagnosis and 
                timely treatment of eye conditions. Save Your Vision 
                Week is a time for all Americans to take action to 
                protect their sight.

                Vision loss affects everyone, from infants with genetic 
                conditions, to teens and adults with refractive errors, 
                to older individuals with cataracts and other age-
                related eye diseases. Through recent studies, 
                scientists and clinicians have identified risk factors, 
                early detection methods, and new treatments for many 
                eye conditions, but individuals can also take steps to 
                protect their own vision.

                By getting regular eye examinations, Americans can take 
                advantage of medical breakthroughs that allow early 
                detection and treatment of vision loss. Doctors also 
                recommend maintaining a healthy diet, not smoking, and 
                wearing sunglasses or suitable eye protection when 
                playing sports or performing household chores and yard 
                work. This week, I encourage all Americans to visit the 
                National Eye Institute website at www.NEI.NIH.gov to 
                find eye care professionals in communities across our 
                country and to access the latest eye health 
                information.

                To remind Americans about the importance of 
                safeguarding their eyesight, the United States 
                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, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 7 
                through March 13, 2010, as Save Your Vision Week. 
                During this time, I invite eye care professionals, 
                teachers, members of the media, and all organizations 
                dedicated to preserving eyesight to join in activities 
                that will raise awareness of eye and vision health.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fifth day of March, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2010-5292
Filed 3-9-10; 8:45 am]
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