Living With Low Vision

Grocery Shopping Tips for Home Delivery

Posted on: Jun 25, 2018

Getting to and from the grocery store, navigating the aisles of superstores with dairy products on one end and fresh produce on the other, along with finding and selecting your favorite cereal, salad dressing, or coffee creamer can be overwhelming for sighted people let alone those with vision problems.  Fortunately there are now many options […]

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How to Get Your Prescriptions Delivered to Your Home

Posted on: Jun 11, 2018

My in-laws who are in their late eighties and early nineties make regular trips to their local drug store to pick up their prescription drugs.  My father-in-law who has wet macular degeneration no longer drives and there are no family members who live close by which means my mother-in-law does the driving. A phone conversation […]

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Keeping Track of Time with Self Winding, Solar or Battery Watches

Posted on: Oct 23, 2017

On a recent trip to Switzerland, we were reminded of how important timeliness is to this little country.  When a tour participant asked the tour guide to wait a few minutes for her friends to join us, the tour guide reminded her that we were in Switzerland and everything starts right on time.  That goes […]

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Keeping Track of Time with Talking, Vibrating, Braille or Large Number Watches

Posted on: Oct 09, 2017

How do you like to keep track of time?  Being able to manage your own schedule, reminders and appointments is an important way of staying independent. Did you know that there are several different ways your watch can communicate the time, provide you with an alarm, or tell you the day and date as well? […]

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How To Be Your Own Advocate

Posted on: Sep 07, 2017

“I need your help. But please remember, there is a fine line between helping me help myself, and doing it for me, leaving me with a feeling of helplessness and dependency.  Sometimes, because everything seems so much more difficult, I just wish you would take care of it all for me.  But down deep, for […]

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Stress – A Strain on Your Eyesight

Posted on: Jul 06, 2017

“I am a little worried as my eyes seem to be getting worse. I’ve been under a tremendous amount of stress the past month,” shared a patient with macular degeneration. Anyone with a degenerative eye disease can relate and knows about the anxiety and stress vision loss creates. For those with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) […]

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Librivox App Free Audio Library

Posted on: May 17, 2017

A favorite app and website of mine that will quickly become one of your favorites too is LibriVox.  The app is free and can be downloaded to your mobile phone, iPod, or tablet.   These free public domain (in the United States)  audiobooks can be listened to on-line, downloaded to your iPod or phone, or burned […]

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Visually Impaired Run the Boston

Posted on: May 03, 2017

This week I met my niece for supper who ran her first Boston Marathon. A cross country runner in high school and college, running is one of her passions.  Although she is fully sighted, did you know that many visually impaired people run the Boston Marathon?  In fact this year’s 2017 Boston Marathon marks the […]

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3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Preparing a Home for a Person with a Visual Impairment

Posted on: Mar 21, 2017

When preparing a home for a person with a visual impairment, it’s just as important to know what not to do as it is to know what to do. Sometimes in working to prepare a home, people make too many changes or over correct too much. The result can be too much lighting, too little […]

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A day in the life of a MoJo

Posted on: Mar 08, 2017

Ms. Ima Hapenow was devastated by the news that her ophthalmologist gave her last summer that she has macular degeneration and she is considered legally blind. In the past six months it has been such a disappointment to not be able to do all those things that she has always taken for granted. But today […]

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