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February 13, 2013

Documentary draws attention to vision impairment

EXETER — Joseph Lovett, a 2005 Peabody Award winner, has battled glaucoma more than 20 years. He decided to confront his fears of vision loss by directing and producing “Going Blind Going Forward,” a documentary examining the lives of six different people with visual impairment.

Lovett’s film was released in 2010, and has made a significant educational and inspirational impact across the nation.

The New Hampshire Association for the Blind is partnering with Lions Clubs to bring awareness to communities regarding the topic of vision loss.

There are people in nearly every neighborhood who are facing such a change with their sight. This raises questions and concerns for themselves, families and friends.

The “Going Blind Going Forward” event pulls information together with an opportunity to speak with professionals and others, who can address the issues, build awareness, and achieve such objectives on a local level. This event will also bring awareness to communities about the Lions.

Join the Exeter Area Lions and The New Hampshire Association for the Blind for the showing of “Going Blind Going Forward” on Monday at 6 p.m. at Exeter Hospital in the 3 North Conference Room.

Enjoy the film, light refreshments, and a panel of speakers that will be available for questions. Contact Dana Trahan at 580-5096 or danatrahan@comcast.net with questions.

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