Top 5 Handheld Magnifiers for Veterans
As we age, our vision may start to decline, making it difficult to read fine print or see details up close. This is especially true for our beloved veterans who may have served in difficult environments and experienced eye strain or other vision-related issues. Fortunately, there are handheld magnifiers for veterans available to help enhance…Read More
Top 5 Handheld Magnifiers for People with Glaucoma
What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that affects millions of people around the world. It is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain. This damage can result in vision loss or even blindness if it is not treated. The most common type…Read More
Top 5 Handheld Magnifiers for People with Macular Degeneration
What is Macular Degeneration? In this article, we will take a look at the top 5 handheld magnifiers for people with macular degeneration. Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a progressive eye disease that affects the macula, a small area at the center of the retina. The retina is the part…Read More
Top 5 Handheld Magnifiers for People with Low Vision
Handheld magnifiers play a vital role in the lives of individuals with low vision, empowering them to carry out daily tasks with ease and independence. From reading books and newspapers to writing letters and completing puzzles, handheld magnifiers for people with low vision provide a clear and sharp view of small text and images. With…Read More
Life After an AMD Diagnosis
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…Read More
Things to Consider When Newly Diagnosed With Macular Degeneration
The day I was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration (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…Read More
Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma: What’s the Connection?
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…Read More
Christmas in October – Can I Put My Tree Up Yet?
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…Read More
When Should You Move Close to a Senior Loved One?
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…Read More
A Guide to Glaucoma (Part 4)
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…Read More
Focusing on the Can, Not the Can’t – Accepting the Limits of 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…Read More
The Best Way to Help Your Visually Impaired Loved One
“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…Read More