Living With Low Vision

Americans with Disabilities Act – Low Vision and Health Care Accessibility

Posted on: Jul 15, 2020

In the United States more than 4 million adults and nearly 3% of children 18 and younger are blind or have a vision impairment that cannot be corrected by glasses or contacts. “Vision disability is one of the top 10 disabilities among adults 18 years and older and one of the most prevalent disabling conditions […]

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Americans with Disabilities Act – Low Vision and Employment

Posted on: Jul 15, 2020

Though the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not list by name all the disabilities or impairments it was created to protect, its purpose is to ensure the rights of individuals who have a “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record […]

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Nystagmus – What is it and What to Expect

Posted on: Jun 18, 2020

Nystagmus is an uncontrolled and involuntary movement of the eyes. The eyes may appear to wobble or shake. It is caused by a disturbance in the visual system that connects the eyes to those parts of the brain that analyze vision. There are two main types of nystagmus, congenital nystagmus develops in early childhood and […]

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Computer Vision Syndrome – Effects on vision and our health

Posted on: May 04, 2020

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) can have detrimental effects on our daily vision as well as our everyday health. First, let’s define CVS. CVS is the result of someone spending hours looking at a digital screen whether it is a computer, cell phone, eBook reader, or iPad. It is too much constant near vision and not […]

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Preventing Falls for those with Low Vision

Posted on: Dec 05, 2019

There are many factors that contribute to the risk of falls, but vision problems are one of the main contributors. According to the report, Guidelines for Optometrists to Help Prevent Falls in Older Adults, there are predictable risk factors that include, increasing age, being female, gait or imbalance impairment, chronic health conditions like Parkinson’s, diabetes […]

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Have You Considered A Macular Degeneration Support Group?

Posted on: Oct 03, 2019

If you have macular degeneration or low vision, have you considered joining a support group?  Support groups for those with macular degeneration or low vision can be found in your local area or you may find that the most convenient place for support and answers to your questions is online.  Why belong to a support […]

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Swimming Safety Tips for Low Vision

Posted on: Jul 17, 2019

With summer in full swing, it’s important to remember some simple safety tips while enjoying some pool time or a dip in the open water.   Pool Swimming: Using lane markers such as color floats attached to ropes can help with orientation while swimming. Keeping track of the number of strokes will help you identify […]

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5 Reading Tips For Those With Macular Degeneration

Posted on: Jul 08, 2019

One of the most common symptoms for those with macular degeneration (AMD) is the loss of clear vision making it difficult to read.  For those with a more advanced stage of AMD, there may be a smudge or a black spot right in the middle of one’s vision which interferes even more.  While handheld magnifiers […]

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Healthy Vision Month

Posted on: May 30, 2019

It’s no secret that the key to a healthy, long life is exercise, paired with a nutritional diet. However, with our busy schedules, it’s easy to forget the importance of routine doctor visits. May is Healthy Vision Month, a time when we’re reminded of the importance of annual eye exams. From children to seniors, and […]

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A bit of hope

Posted on: Feb 06, 2019

This story begins with a fall down a flight of stairs but ends with a bit of hope. A few months back as my family gathered for a little reunion, my aunt had gone upstairs to grab a coat for one of the little kids. Minutes later she came down the dimly lit stairwell the […]

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