March Madness 2020 Sale 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 April 30, 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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Where Do I Start? How to Share Your Macular Degeneration Story Care Macular Degeneration Resources

“I want to share my story but don’t know how to start.” If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. Getting started can be the hardest part. Especially if this is the first time you’ve ever shared your macular degeneration story. Sharing can be scary at first You might wonder how others will respond to your experience,…

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Celebrating the December Holidays in a Healthier Way Care Resources

The holidays are, by far, the hardest time of year for me to stick with my health plan. We’ve already made it through a few of the toughies, Halloween and Thanksgiving, and are on our way to the last few winter holidays! It’s no wonder many people often try to reset with resolutions come the new year. Well…our…

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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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NELVB Training Services Testimonial - TEDx Youth Talk Care Training

Michelle Perkins, Senior Assistive Technology Specialist & Trainer at New England Low Vision and Blindness recently received a wonderful thank you from someone that she helped through our Training services. “Good Morning Everyone, I wanted to send a thank you to all of you!  This weekend our son, Sam Borek, got the opportunity to give…

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New England Low Vision and Blindness Gift Certificates Care News Resources

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a loved one who is legally blind or has low vision, but not sure what to choose? New England Low Vision & Blindness Now Offer Gift Certificates! Our gift certificates are the perfect gift for your loved one with vision loss to spend on any of our…

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