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Resources, advice, and more for sufferers of low vision and blindness.

Communication Tips for Families and Caregivers of Low-Vision Patients

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 […]

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Important Tools For The Visually Impaired

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 […]

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15 Tips For Family and Friends of Low Vision Patients

Be direct about vision Ask 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 directions Say in words everything you want to convey. Use black felt-tip or ink pens, and print in clear lettering […]

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Aging and Vision Loss Facts

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 […]

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Blindness and Low Vision Resources From the Veteran’s Administration

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 […]

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