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!
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!