New England Low Vision & Blindness Gift Card Care Technology Top Choices Training

Give a Boost to Local Businesses  — Continue buying gift cards. For many small businesses, positive cash flow is the primary factor in whether they survive this economic downturn. Buying gift cards is a great way to get them the cash they need now, while still providing value for yourself down the road. Even better,…

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Why Didn’t Someone Tell Me BEFORE It Was Too Late? Care Macular Degeneration

Many people who are diagnosed with macular degeneration don’t know much, if anything, about it before getting that shocking news in the doctor’s office. And, once the news is delivered it seems like it’s more common than not that we either get information overload (completely overwhelming) or extreme lack of information (frustrating, and dangerous!). An overwhelming…

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Life After an AMD Diagnosis Care Macular Degeneration

People know your name, NOT your story. They’ve heard what you’ve done, but NOT what you’ve been through. So take their opinions with a grain of salt. In the end, it’s NOT what others think, it’s what you think about yourself that counts. What is our daily life like as a VIP (visually impaired person)? Well, I…

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Things to Consider When Newly Diagnosed Care Macular Degeneration

The day I was diagnosed with AMD: (Gulp…oh no!) Eight years ago I was diagnosed with wet AMD in my right eye and dry AMD in my left eye. My reaction was shock, fear, and confusion. I thought they were telling me I was going blind…soon! I knew absolutely nothing about this disease. The eye doctor was a…

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March Madness 2020 Sale - Extended until May 31, 2020 Care Smart Homes Technology Training

New England Low Vision and Blindness is having a March Final Four sale! Take advantage of these savings today, our March Sale has been extended until May 31, 2020. To help get you started, please consider these incredible ideas: Technology Buy one, get the 2nd system for equal or lesser value for 15% off! Portables…

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Having trouble reading restaurant menus? Macular Degeneration Macular Degeneration Tech Tips Technology Top Choices

When my father had advanced dry AMD (also called geographic atrophy) between 2005 and 2012, going out to eat was a problem for him, and as a result, a problem for those with him. He would have my mother put his reading glasses and a lighted magnifying glass in her purse. Much of the time,…

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I'm like the scared ostrich that buried his head in the sand… Care Macular Degeneration

Symptoms in Year 8 With My AMD Remember the old story about the ostrich that buried his head in the sand when he was scared? Denying the truth doesn’t change the facts. I’ve been guilty of being in denial about my waning vision due to my AMD. I’m not proud of it. But I’m not ashamed by…

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Creating Stress-Free Christmas Traditions with a Visual Impairment Care Macular Degeneration

It’s almost that time of year. Time to start making your Christmas list for the VIPs (visually impaired persons) in your life. Especially if you’re the VIP. Santa does a much better job with a few hints. The right gifts don’t need to be expensive. Gift ideas for the visually impaired Some suggestions might include:…

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I’m Scared to Live Alone with Macular Degeneration Care Macular Degeneration Resources Smart Homes Training

“I live alone and worry about what’s going to happen to me.” This is not only a concern for those who have macular degeneration but for many people with perfect vision, especially those of a ‘certain’ age, ie. seniors. Living alone and being alone People live alone by choice or by circumstances. Decisions made when…

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Free $100 Gift Card Announcements Care News Technology Top Choices Training

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a loved one how is legally blind or has low vision, but not sure what to choose?* You’re In Luck – New England Low Vision & Blindness Now Offers Gift Certificates AND this Free $100 Gift Card will get you started! (Limited supply, while supplies last, certain…

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2019 NEAER Conference Care News

The New England Low Vision and Blindness team had the great opportunity to participate in the 2019 NE AER Conference in North Conway, New Hampshire.  Despite the bone-chilling temperatures, the mood was lively and warm around our tables at the vendor expo. In addition to our booth, Scott Krug (NELVB President) & Bob McGillivray (from…

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New England Low Vision and Blindness and 2019 Carroll Center Technology Fair Care News

On November 26, 2019 , New England Low Vision and Blindness had the great opportunity to participate in the 2019 Carroll Center Technology Fair. Doug Vesely (Director of Training) and Greg Coppolino (Assistive Technology Trainer) attended the Technology Fair and represented our company.  New England Low Vision was proud to visit with over 100 attendees.…

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