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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Assistive Technology to Transform the Lives of Low Vision & Blind People Islandwide Care News

In a study by WHO, about 15% of the world’s population lives with some form of a disability. The estimated number of visually impaired people in the world is 285 million, 39 million blind and 246 million with low vision; 65 % of visually impaired people and 82% of all those who are blind are 50 years and older. Authentic Inclusion says that…

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Preparing for a Visit to the Eye Doctor Care

I know many of us are well past that first, scary diagnosis of macular degeneration and some already know much more than they ever wanted to about it. But for those of you earlier on that journey, here are some ideas on optimizing your time with the doctor. Newly diagnosed with AMD, now what? We all want…

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Accessible Prescription Information and Medication Management Care Resources

According to the AFB Access to Drug Labels Survey Report, the print-impaired community is particularly at risk for at-home medication errors, such as swallowing the wrong pill, missing a refill date, or ingesting expired medications. Prescription labels contain vital information about our medications and yet because that information is often printed on a rigid, curved surface…

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