The MSc Public Health for Eye Care and The Disability & Eyes (ICEH) Group Invites you to a Film Screening of:
Going Blind: Coming out of the dark about vision loss
Screening at 5:30pm with a virtual Q&A with director Joseph Lovett after (Audio description available)
According to the WHO, a startling 39 million people worldwide are blind and another 246 million have vision impairment. Yet the world of the visually impaired and how to deal with vision loss remains a mystery to most of us.
Going Blind is a unique documentary film that increases public awareness of sight loss and low vision issues profoundly affecting the lives of more and more people around the world. The film encourages and inspires people to take action to maximize their sight and to lead productive and happy lives with low vision.
Award-winning documentary film director Joseph Lovett sheds light on losing vision after developing glaucoma. To learn more about how to cope with vision loss, he talks to other people affected by vision loss, culminating into an inspiring and demystifying film about vision loss and how to overcome it.
“Going Blind is an uplifting documentary about visually impaired and blind people that… instills inspiration to lead a productive life.” – British Journal of Ophthalmology
“As ophthalmologists, despite best efforts, we cannot always prevent vision loss or, sadly, blindness. Your film helps patients understand the options and opportunities for those blind or with severely limited vision, allowing them to lead productive and happy lives. It’s an uplifting story.” -David W. Parke II, MD, CEO, American Academy of Ophthalmology
MSc Public Health for Eye Care is one of the premiere MSc courses at the LSHTM with over 600 alumni worldwide. This course aims to provide eye health professionals with the public health knowledge and skills required to reduce blindness and visual disability in their population particularly middle and low income countries. The 2013/14 MSc students hail from locations all around the world and are welcoming the 2012/13 graduates as they attend their ICEH Alumni Workshop. This workshop is unique to the course and allows graduates to present their work six months from successfully completing the MSc. Graduates are provided with support to pursue publication from their dissertation and receive professional advice on their careers and continued education.
For more information on film: http://goingblindmovie.com/