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.Read more!
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)Read more!
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.”Read more!
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.Read more!
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.Read more!
Enjoying the Outdoors while Protecting your Vision
June 27th is National Sunglasses Day and a good reminder to protect our vision while we are outside enjoying summer time activities. Keep your sunglasses by the door so they are easy to grab on your way out!Read more!
Cataracts – Coping with Changing Vision
Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40 and are the principal cause of blindness in the world. Half of all Americans have cataracts by the age of 80. A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens and typically progresses slowly. If left untreated, they may result in blindness. Annual eye exams will help identify cataracts early and allow for treatment.Read more!
May is Healthy Vision Month – Protect Your Vision Now and for the Future
Our eyesight is one of our most prized possessions and it is vital to take good care of it at any age, but especially as we get older. Though many things may be weighing on your mind currently, it is important to focus on what you can do to keep not only your eyes, but your whole body healthy.Read more!
Those with Low Vision Facing New Challenges Amid the Coronavirus
If you have low vision or a vision impairment, you know visiting the doctor, grabbing groceries from the store, or staying active and healthy each have their own familiar challenges. However, amid the coronavirus pandemic, these somewhat simple tasks may come with a whole new set of challenges - social distancing, lack of reliable transportation, and local services closed to in-person appointments. Leaving the house while coping with these new circumstances can be stressful, on the other hand, staying at home can cause you to feel isolated. To help ease the stress, keep you safe and healthy, and help you cope with isolation, we’ve put together a few helpful tips.Read more!
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!