Documentary Shows How People Cope With Vision Loss

Documentary Shows How People Cope With Vision Loss


NEW YORK CITY, September 2010 — A new documentary film by former ABC News 20/20 producer Joseph Lovett aims to increase public awareness about vision loss from various causes and how people deal with low vision or blindness in their everyday lives. Lovett knows the subject well, since he has lost a significant amount of vision to glaucoma.

The film interweaves Lovett's own story with the stories of others who are dealing with vision loss. They include a photographer who went completely blind in just eight months from diabetic retinopathy, a young boy who has low vision from nystagmus and albinism, as well as an 85-year-old architect with macular degeneration.

Lovett produced the film to encourage us all to actively preserve and prolong our eyesight, especially since our population is aging and will be dealing with more sight loss in the coming years. He also has produced broadcasts about the AIDS epidemic, for which he has won The AIDS Action Foundation AIDS Leadership Award.
Going Blind will debut in New

York City's Quad Cinema on Oct. 8 and will run through World Sight Day on Oct. 14. The film also is available on DVD for a fee, for educational and institutional licensing, such as for a library, medical practice or university. Call Lovett Productions at (212) 242-8999 ext. 13 for more information.

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