Living With Low Vision

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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Inability to Recognize Faces and It’s Social Impact

Posted on: Jan 16, 2019

The impact of vision loss associated with age related macular degeneration (AMD) or other retinal diseases go way beyond the need for magnification for reading or the loss of clarity to perform hobbies. It can greatly affect one’s social life and social interaction with friends, family, neighbors, strangers and co-workers. Due to the degeneration of […]

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Ten Magnifying Tips for those with Macular Degeneration

Posted on: Oct 31, 2018

Macular degeneration is the loss of central vision – it is not blindness but rather low vision. Low vision means that a person’s vision cannot be corrected by prescription glasses or through any medical or surgical intervention. Magnifiers for macular degeneration are meant to make the most of one’s usable vision. Often people want to […]

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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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