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Fall Prevention Month - Make Safety a Habit & Keep Your Independence

Did you know that more than 31 million hospital trips per year are related to accidents around the house? Falls rank high on the household accident list with injuries leading to stays in the hospital, long-term care facilities or worse.

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Usher Syndrome Awareness Day – “Own the Equinox”

Usher Syndrome Awareness Day falls on the 3rd Saturday of September every year, close to the autumnal equinox when the days have more darkness than light. The Usher Syndrome Coalition considers this a fitting metaphor for the threat of Usher syndrome and why they “Own the Equinox” every year at this time.

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Healthy Aging Month – Tips for Staying Active and Healthy

For more than 20 years September has been designated as “Healthy Aging Month.”  Healthy aging isn’t only about eating healthy or exercising regularly, it includes all aspects of your life.  Eating, thinking, acting, and being healthy. 

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FAQ’s – Do I Really Need Sunglasses?

Have you ever wondered; are sunglasses just a fashion statement? Do they really help block out the harmful rays from the sun and prevent damage to your eyes?  What eye conditions or diseases can result from overexposure to UV rays?

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Success Begins in the Classroom – Whether In-Person or Virtual!

All parents would like to see their children succeed in school and enjoy their time learning.  If you have a child with low vision, you may be looking for ways to make learning accessible using assistive technology.

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August is Child Eye Health and Safety Month!

Looking after our children’s health is our top priority once we become parents.  Ensuring they are eating a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables, getting plenty of outdoor playtime, and enough sleep every night is important.  Having regular checkups with the pediatrician can help prevent major illness.  But what about their vision?  Have you taken your child to an optometrist to test for common eye conditions in children?  There are some eye conditions that children are born with or develop young that can be treated or corrected if caught early. 

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Americans with Disabilities Act - Low Vision and Employment

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 of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.” (ADA)

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Americans with Disabilities Act - Low Vision and Health Care Accessibility

Thirty years ago the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed by President Bush and was created to protect 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 of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.” 

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Coping with Loneliness During Isolation

Though we all may face times of loneliness, the current global pandemic and stay-at-home orders have caused nearly everyone to experience prolonged isolation and extreme feelings of loneliness.  It is essential that we keep active, connect with others, and try to remain positive. 

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Regaining Your Independence

Independence may mean different things to you throughout your life and could include everything from picking out your clothes every day and choosing what foods you want to eat to deciding where you live and what you do. Your independence means you get to make choices in your life without having to consult others.  However, as you get older, you may feel you are becoming more dependent on family and friends and this may leave you with feelings of sadness and lack of control over your life.

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