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!
Protecting Your Vision from Diabetic Eye Disease
Since November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month it is important to learn what eye conditions arise from diabetes, what you can do to slow or manage eye conditions resulting from diabetes, and how you can continue to enjoy the activities you love.Read more!
Protect Your Vision - Even During the Winter Months!
During the Summertime protecting our eyes and skin from damaging UV rays may come naturally to us. Grabbing a pair of sunglasses before heading out of the house is normal during the summer, but once fall and winter roll around this may be forgotten. When the days start getting shorter and the sun is hidden behind clouds the sunglasses and hats are being left behind to collect dust. But harmful UV rays can be more damaging to our eyes in the winter than they are in the summer.Read more!
FAQ’s – What is a low vision evaluation?
Surprise! That word can at times create a lot of anxiety and stress. In our day to day life surprises are not generally looked favorably on. Knowing what is coming and what to expect can help alleviate a lot of worry.Read more!
Put on your Boots, Grab your Coat, and Let’s go Hike!
“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees,” this quote by Henry David Thoreau sums up the benefits of being in the great outdoors. Going for a hike is not only a fantastic way to connect with nature, it also helps us to unwind and recharge our batteries.Read more!
Only You Can Prevent Eye Injuries!
October is National Eye Injury Prevention Month. Protecting your eyes from an injury is important at work, around the home, or while playing sports. Though some eye conditions and diseases may not be preventable, nearly 90 percent of all eye injuries can be prevented with the proper safety gear.Read more!
FAQ’s – Which Filter Color is Best for My Eye Condition?
Which filter color is best for my eye condition? Are there filters that will help me read easier? Do I need two pairs of filtered glasses one for outdoors and one for indoor activities?Read more!
The Importance of Assistive Technology in Schools
According to an American community survey of 2012, a total of 659,700 children aged 4 to 20 reported a visual disability. (nfb.org) “Approximately 90% of individuals with visual impairments have functional or low vision; just 10% are functionally blind. However, students with low vision are often an overlooked majority in the population of children who are visually impaired. Difficulties of students with low vision are often not as apparent as they are for students who are blind.”Read more!
The Importance of a Low Vision Support Group
Being diagnosed with an eye condition that will gradually degrade our vision will bring on a multitude of feelings ranging from shock and denial to depression, sadness, and hopelessness. At times our visual impairment may leave us feeling isolated and alone. Asking for and seeking out a support system is not a sign of weakness or a burden to those around us. Without a support system surrounding us in this trying time our level of stress can increase which can cause additional health or vision problems.Read more!