April is National Occupational Therapy Month
Through occupational therapy, someone with a visual impairment can learn to fully utilize their remaining vision. By making recommended changes around your home, work, or school you can adapt your environment to meet your needs.Read more!
March is National Save Your Vision Month
How often have you heard someone say “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”? This especially applies to situations we don’t want to deal with, and try to avoid as long as we possibly can, such as cleaning the garage, doing yard work, or making that long overdue doctor’s appointment. There is no better time than during “National Save Your Vision Month” to schedule your annual eye exam.Read more!
National Read Across America Day!
March 2nd is National Read Across America Day or Dr. Seuss Day. The goal of Read Across America Day is to encourage and celebrate reading.Read more!
Frequently Asked Questions – What is Low Vision?
What does “low vision” really mean? If someone with a vision impairment has “low vision”, does that mean someone with 20/20 vision has “high vision”? Is “low vision” an eye condition or a result of an eye disease?Read more!
February is National AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month – Get the Facts!
Age-related Macular Degeneration is one of the most common eye diseases in older adults. Age-related Macular Degeneration affects the central vision and can begin almost undetected. Regular check-ups by an eye care professional are especially important to catch this disease early and start treatments to retain as much usable vision as possible.Read more!
FAQ’s – What is the best optical magnifier for me?
When choosing an optical magnifier, the most important thing to do is talk to your eye care professional, such as an Optometrist, low vision specialist, or Ophthalmologist. Your eye care professional is going to be your best source in finding which magnification level will work for your vision.Read more!
Take Action and Protect Your Vision During National Glaucoma Awareness Month and Beyond
Did you know that Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss in the United States? It affects more than 2.7 million people currently, and it is estimated for numbers to double by 2050. Since January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, it is a good time to take control of your eye health and pick up that phone to schedule the long overdue eye exam.Read more!
Organizing Your Home – Important Tips for Those with Low Vision
Keeping your home organized is efficient, time-saving, and reduces stress. When you are blind or have low vision, keeping your home organized is also important for your safety and independence.Read more!
Crossword Puzzle Day!
Do you get up Sunday morning, grab a pen, a cup of coffee and your newspaper? What happens when your vision starts to change and it becomes too difficult to see to complete the crossword puzzle, read the newspaper, or participate in your favorite hobbies? Feeling like you are missing out or have had to give up some of your favorite pastimes, can get you down. Don’t be discouraged! Many have felt the same way, but there is technology available that can assist you.Read more!
Your Eyes Are What You Eat: How a Healthy Diet Helps You Save Your Eyes from Harm
During Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month focus on healthy eating that can have a positive effect on your vision. Fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds high in antioxidants, such as vitamins A, C, and E, beta-carotene, lycopene, and lutein, can all contribute to your eye health.Read more!