Resources, advice, and more for sufferers of low vision and blindness.
Today, 6.5 million Americans over age 65 have a severe visual impairment, according to the Longitudinal Prevalence of Major Eye Diseases 2003 study. Experts predict that by 2030, rates of severe vision loss will double along with the country’s aging population (Prevent Blindness America’s Vision Problems in the U.S., 2002). The first wave of the […]Read More >>
Be direct about visionAsk questions so that you know. Don’t worry about using phrases like “Did you see Zelda yesterday?” Identify yourself, and say “hello”Don’t assume that others can see you. Give clear directionsSay in words everything you want to convey. Use black felt-tip or ink pens, and print in clear letteringAlways write notes so […]Read More >>
Three important resources and tools for the blind or visually impaired population: The Facebook group “Iphone and Ipad apps for the Blind and Visually Impaired” – this is a tremendous group that allows people to share their successes, failures, and advice. http://www.applevis.com – this is another incredible resource with blogs, advice and search engines on […]Read More >>
Blindness is considered one of the most devastating disabilities that can affect an individual, striking people of all ages and walks of life. The term legal blindness is, however, a deceiving one. The generally accepted definition of legal blindness is either central visual acuity of 20/200 or worse in the better eye with the use […]Read More >>
When vision loss happens to a relative, all family members will have to relearn how to communicate with one another. Few people who have not been in this situation realize how much our eyes have to do with how we communicate, but there are steps you can take to compensate. Keep the Lines of Communication […]Read More >>