Annie Lawn Mr.

Schurtz AP English 12 Period 4/5 4 March 2011

Vision Problems in Developing Countries

‡ Thesis: Environmental factors,

economic issues, and lack of healthcare cause the rate of vision problems in developing countries to increase significantly.

Environmental Factors

("UV Rays")

Economic Issues



("Another Machine To´)

UV Ray Effects


UV Rays Cont.


Unsanitary Water

("Atmospheric Sundog Phenomenon")

("River Blindness")


("Flies Surround Eye")

Trachoma Cont.


Unsanitary Water cont.

("Our research In´)

Building Dams

("Mossyrock Dam")

Control Program-Western Africa

("As the New ")

Treatment and Results

("As the New ")

Vitamin A Deficiencies

("Felt Carrot")


("Felt Carrot")



Lions Club International


("Lions Clubs 4125")


("I've Got The")


("Chicago Skyline")

What do they do?

("African village children, Madagascar ")

Lion¶s Leaders

("Leaders and Followers")

Introduction to SightFirst

Sight Programs


SightFirst cont.


All About SightFirst

("SightFirstII_06 ")

Lions Recycle For Sight Program

("Recycle Symbol-World ")

Reasons to Recycle

("Eyeglasses Part 1")

Journey of Recycled Glasses

(³Journey of Eyeglasses´)

First Steps Toward My Campaign


My Recycling Campaign




Picture Citations
"UV Rays." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "Poverty." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "Another Machine To Exam the Eyes." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "Rays." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "Atmospheric Sundog Phenomenon." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "River Blindness." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "Our research in West Africa identified the cause of onchocerciasis, the widespread disease Sir John Wilson called 'river blindness'. In response, we pioneered treatment to control it.." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "Mossyrock Dam." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "As the new millennium got underway, Sightsavers had completed: three million cataract operations; 50 million Mectizan® treatments for river blindness; and treatment of more than 12 million people for potentially blinding conditions ." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "Felt Carrot." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "Vitamins." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "Lions Clubs 4125." Web. 2 Mar 2011. ` <>. "I've Got The World In My Hands." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "Chicago Skyline." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "African village children, Madagascar ." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "Leaders and Followers." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "Eyeglass." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "SightFirstII_06 ." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "Recycle Symbol-World map ." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "Eyeglasses Part 1." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "Flies Surround the Eye of a Young Boy." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>. "Untitled." Web. 2 Mar 2011. <>.

Works Cited
Barrett, Julia R. "Focusing On Vision Through An Environmental Lens." Environmental Health Perspectives 113.12 (2005): A823-827. SIRS Government Reporter. Web. 16 Feb. 2011. Little, Mark P, et al. "Incindence of Blindness during the Onchocerciasis Control Programme in Western Africa." The Journal of Infectious Diseases 189.10 (2004): 1932-1941. JSTOR. Web. 16 Feb. 2011. "Methods of Controlling Onchocerciasis." Lifewater International, n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2011 a href=""> < resources/dis/dis2m5.pdf>.

Sommer, Alfred, and Keith P. West. "Vitamin A Deficiency: Health, Survival and Vision." American Journal of Epidemiology 147.12 (1996): 1-2. Print.

International, Lions Clubs, comp. "About Lions." Lions Clubs International. Lions Clubs International, 2011. Web. 2 Mar. 2011. <>.

Classroom Activities
1. Have students perform simple tasks blindfolded. 2. Bring in glasses that make you feel visually impaired and have students try them on. 3. Have students identify certain items blindfolded.

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