Life After an AMD Diagnosis

Life After an AMD Diagnosis Macular Degeneration Care

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

Things to Consider When Newly Diagnosed Macular Degeneration Care

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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Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma: What’s the Connection?

Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma: What’s the Connection? Care Glaucoma

Understanding the connection between Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma? Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, ahead of glaucoma and cataracts combined. People with macular degeneration do not usually go completely blind. However, they do have trouble seeing faces, driving, reading, writing, doing close work, or any other activity that…

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Christmas in October – Can I Put My Tree Up Yet?

Christmas in October - Can I Put My Tree Up Yet? Care News Smart Homes Technology Training

It’s October…. time to get ready for the holidays! If you or someone you know is blind or has low vision, we would like to offer you a 10% discount off your purchase of any of our Mr. Magnifier products! Like having several pair of ‘readers’ or ‘cheaters’, having several Mr. Magnifer’s at key locations…

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When Should You Move Close to a Senior Loved One?

When Should You Move Close to a Senior Loved One? Care Resources

More often than not, senior people need our help. They may experience health-related problems, chronic illness, and the inability to perform some self-care tasks. Seniors who find it difficult to navigate simple self-care tasks need someone close to them to assist with their day-to-day tasks. Some are forced to join nursing homes or assisted living…

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A Guide to Glaucoma (Part 4)

A Guide to Glaucoma (Part 4) Care Glaucoma

Low Vision and Blindness Aids for People with Vision Loss from Glaucoma It can be devastating. You’ve gone to your eye doctor because you notice you can’t see as well as you used to. You tried numerous treatments for your glaucoma, but your vision only got worse, and now your eye doctor tells you that…

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Focusing on the Can, Not the Can’t – Accepting the Limits of Macular Degeneration

Focusing on the Can, Not the Can’t - Accepting the Limits of Macular Degeneration Care Macular Degeneration

“When you are ready, the teacher will come.” I first heard that almost 50 years ago from a former college professor. It has sneaked into my consciousness at irregular intervals ever since. A reminder This morning it poured into my inbox. “Know your limits,” the universe seemed to say. First Simone Biles to drop out…

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The Best Way to Help Your Visually Impaired Loved One

The Best Way to Help Your Visually Impaired Loved One Care Macular Degeneration

“How can I help?” “Please let me know if you need anything.” “What do you need from me?” These are all very well-intentioned questions that we have each asked at one time or another. When offering help doesn’t work However, rarely do these offers actually work. Think about it. How many times have you offered…

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Improve vision with these items

Improve vision with these items Macular Degeneration Care Resources

Sight is a precious gift that enables a person to enjoy the world in a unique way. Yet many people are born with complete or partial vision loss, while others’ vision slowly dissipates over time. Macular conditions include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which leads to a loss of both central vision and the ability to…

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Living with Low Vision – Using the MagniLink S at Work

Living with Low Vision - Using the MagniLink S at Work Care

When Rebecca Dorton had trouble at work, she never expected to find the solution in her husband’s tackle box, but that’s exactly what happened one night in East Tennessee. After earning a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a Legal Studies minor, Rebecca was hired by the Sullivan County Circuit Court Clerks in East Tennessee. Familiar…

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Genetics, Epigenetics, and Cures for Macular Degeneration

Genetics, Epigenetics, and Cures for Macular Degeneration Macular Degeneration Care

I always knew that age-related macular degeneration is a multi-gene phenomenon, but this is ridiculous! A study published in Scientific Reports suggested there are up to 106 genes that could contribute to the development of AMD. 106! Really?!? And a minimum of 31 of those genes are also associated with other problems. An example of…

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Things To Remember if You Have Macular Degeneration

Things To Remember if You Have Macular Degeneration Macular Degeneration Storytelling

I remember the day after my first visit to a retinal specialist. He confirmed I had wet AMD in one eye and dry AMD in the other. This RS guy said to see the nurse to set up appointments for injections in my wet AMD eye! Did he just say he was going to stick…

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