Low Vision Tips

Five Ways to Protect Your Vision from Medications

Posted on: Sep 11, 2015

My father-in-law who has wet macular degeneration was recently put on a new prescription medication.   Within 24 hours of starting his new medication he could tell a stark difference in his vision which had become severely blurred.  Thankfully it scared him and he contacted his doctor who instructed my father-in- law to stop taking the […]

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Uber – A Transportation Option for Those with Low Vision

Posted on: Sep 09, 2015

Recently I had lunch with my friend who leads a low vision support group and is legally blind from retinitis pigmentosa.  This summer she took a trip to Seattle and for the first time used an Uber driver to take her and her husband from their hotel to a nearby rose garden.   She commented on […]

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Turn Your Computer Into An E-Book Reader

Posted on: Aug 14, 2015

One of the disadvantages of reading on an e-book reader for those with low vision is the screen size.  Ranging from 6.5 “ x 5” to 9.1″ x 6.2″ the screen size may be too small for those who need the largest font in order to read.   Often a better and cheaper option is to […]

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Simple Home Adjustments For Low Vision

Posted on: Jul 21, 2015

As we climb the years, our eyesight just isn’t what it used to be and some of us experience vision loss faster than others. It’s a rough time when our elders can no longer drive, and increasingly begin to rely on others. July is Senior Independence Month, and although age-related vision loss can create many […]

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Protect Our Eyes From Diseases

Posted on: Jul 16, 2015

Our eyes are complicated, and extensive international research unveils constant new facts and information that’ll help us all preserve our vision and protect our eyes from diseases like Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration. Several other health conditions could possibly factor into our vision, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, and it’s important to know how […]

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Ways to help prevent Glaucoma

Posted on: Apr 02, 2015

Currently, over 4 million Americans are suffering from Glaucoma. This low vision disease, a leading cause of blindness which typically affects older people, is referred to as “the sneak thief of sight”; it’s early stages often go undetected. Early detection is paramount, as doctors and specialists can possibly restore lost vision, or maximize their remaining […]

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Nutrition And Your Vision

Posted on: Mar 30, 2015

As our aging population increases, more adults and seniors are losing their vision to common diseases like macular degeneration or glaucoma. In the search for a cure, it’s become obvious that a nutritious diet can go a long way in preventing low vision. U.S. Dietary Guidelines are expected to change in an effort to promote […]

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Stimulate Your Own Stem Cells

Posted on: Feb 18, 2015

There has been lots of activity in the research world using embryonic and adult stem cells to treat not only macular degeneration, but other eye diseases as well, such as Stargardts macular dystrophy, optic nerve disease and glaucoma.   These early Phase I clinical trials enroll very small numbers of patients, leaving the rest of the […]

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iolAMD – A Macular Degeneration Treatment Breakthrough

Posted on: Jan 22, 2015

The iolAMD is a breakthrough in the treatment of macular degeneration.  Patients are reporting that once the new lenses are implanted they are able to see faces, enjoy colors, drive and read again.  These telescopic lenses work differently than other macular degeneration implants in several ways.  It is available to a wider range of patients […]

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Vitamin D Benefits to Our Vision

Posted on: Jan 19, 2015

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that benefits our bones, our mental health, our immune system, our heart health and yes, even our eyes. Vitamin D deficiency is more common in patients with wet macular degeneration than in those with dry age related AMD according to the September 2014 issue of the medical journal Retina. […]

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