How to Get Your Prescriptions Delivered to Your Home

How to Get Your Prescriptions Delivered to Your Home Care Macular Degeneration

My in-laws who are in their late eighties and early nineties make regular trips to their local drug store to pick up their prescription drugs.  My father-in-law who has wet macular degeneration no longer drives and there are no family members who live close by which means my mother-in-law does the driving. A phone conversation…

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Sheryl Crow and Two Blind Brothers Host Foundation Fighting Blindness Virtual Gala “Night for Sight”

Sheryl Crow and Two Blind Brothers Host Foundation Fighting Blindness Virtual Gala “Night for Sight” Announcements Care News

This virtual event on June 24, featuring entertainment from Sheryl Crow, will raise awareness and funds to find treatments and cures for blinding diseases. COLUMBIA, Maryland – June 15, 2021 – The Foundation Fighting Blindness, the world’s leading organization committed to finding treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases, presents a one night only virtual experience, Night for Sight, with…

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Cataract Awareness Month – Get the Facts!

Cataract Awareness Month – Get the Facts! Care Cataract

Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40. They are also the principal cause of blindness in the world. Fifty percent of all Americans will develop cataracts by the age of 80. What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens and usually progresses…

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Legally blind man details journey to 20/20 vision with technology

Legally blind man details journey to 20/20 vision with technology Care Technology

BRYAN, Ohio — For Bryan resident Benjamin Murray, life is finally clear – but for the first 26 years of his life it wasn’t.  He was born legally blind with optic nerve atrophy. “I was passed from doctor to doctor, ophthalmologist to ophthalmologist,” Murray recalled. In August 2015, he heard about a breakthrough technology called eSight, an additional…

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What Changes with a Macular Degeneration Diagnosis?

What Changes with a Macular Degeneration Diagnosis? Care Macular Degeneration

Perspective and Perception with Macular Degeneration March of 2019 was the beginning of my new way of living. That is, of course, when I found out I was living with myopic degeneration. There had been signs a few years prior, signs I did not heed (as I discovered – and now regret). Constantly struggling with…

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What Role Does Diet Play with Macular Degeneration?

What Role Does Diet Play with Macular Degeneration? Care Macular Degeneration

Question: What should I be eating or not eating to hopefully slow the progression of AMD? Answer: Research shows following a Mediterranean diet can be highly beneficial to those with AMD. The Mediterranean diet, if followed, can reduce development and progression to late AMD by as much as 41%! Following a Mediterranean diet can also be beneficial to our…

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Understanding the Expenses of Macular Degeneration

Understanding the Expenses of Macular Degeneration Care Macular Degeneration

I was reminded the other day of some of the additional costs of living with macular degeneration. I had been shopping for a battery for my portable lighted magnifier, when I started thinking about all the little, and not so little, extra costs of this sight stealing condition. Macular degeneration expenses Not only do we…

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New England Low Vision & Blindness Gift Card

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?

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

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

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

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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