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Posted on: Oct 24, 2013

Recently I was blogging on about job applications and how I was going to conquer the world with my “can do” attitude. Turns out I am not as much of a roaring lion as I would have wanted you all to believe. I have a good friend who agreed to drive me down to the […]

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Visual Illusion

Posted on: Oct 21, 2013

I am not a fan of magic. Sleight of hand. Prestidigitation. Anything that is trying to fool me into thinking that something is either there or not there while giving the illusion to the opposite is unsettling. Just give it to me so that I can understand it for what it is without the smoke […]

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Posted on: Oct 18, 2013

When I was in the third grade I had to get glasses. I guess I have had vision issues all along it just went south very quickly when it went bad. At first I hated to wear the glasses until I stood outside and looked up at the trees and saw that with the lens […]

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Bad Siri

Posted on: Oct 16, 2013

I must have pretty bad luck as when I asked my iPad’s helper, Siri, to help me she said “I am really sorry about this but I cannot take any requests right now. Please try again later.” I stared slack jawed at the screen and just wondered as to what she was so busy with […]

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Everyone needs to eat and drink

Posted on: Oct 03, 2013

Everyone needs to eat and drink. And we need to do it several times a day. So whether you are one who would love to keep making your favorite recipes, one who enjoys trying out new dishes, or one who just wants to pour their coffee without spilling, you can benefit from low vision cooking […]

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Keeping up with Finance

Posted on: Sep 30, 2013

I was recently visiting with a friend whose 93 year old mother has macular degeneration. She lives in an assisted living facility, and serves as the activities and social events coordinator. Needless to say she is quite sharp and capable of handling her finances and wants to as well – except she has trouble seeing […]

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A Good Point

Posted on: Sep 16, 2013

A recent commenter brought up a very good point. He spotlighted one of my all time pet peeves. As a person approaches a person with a visual impairment it is that person’s responsibility to announce who they are. Even if they are well known to the person it takes the edge off of everyone involved. […]

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Vision Loss

Posted on: Sep 13, 2013

It is funny, but I always thought of vision loss as everything going black. That is not what is happening in my instance. Everything is going white. Every day, more and more it looks like the blinding snow storm is moving in to stay. The temperature remains the same but the storm of white has […]

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Talking Aids

Posted on: Sep 11, 2013

Often, when we think of visual aids for those with low vision or macular degeneration we think of magnifiers, lights, bold print or large numbers. However, a talking aid may be a useful device for those with vision losses. It’s often a quicker and easier way to get the info or help that is needed. […]

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Telescopic Eye

Posted on: Sep 09, 2013

Approved by the FDA just two years ago, the telescopic eye implant for macular degeneration is slowly becoming available in eye offices across the United States. About the size of a pea, the device is implanted in only one eye, and although it certainly is not a cure for all the different vision losses associated […]

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