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 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 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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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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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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Diagnosed with Macular Degeneration… Now What (6 of 12) - Non-Profit Organization Care Macular Degeneration Resources

So, you have been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, now what?  Many, when being told they have Macular Degeneration, inaccurately hear, “I’m going blind”, and that can feel like your whole world is collapsing. It is extremely rare to go completely blind from Macular Degeneration, whether you have either the wet or dry type. If someone…

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Diagnosed with Macular Degeneration… Now What (2 of 12) - Optometrist Care Macular Degeneration Resources

So, you have been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, now what?  Many, when being told they have Macular Degeneration, inaccurately hear, “I’m going blind”, and that can feel like your whole world is collapsing. It is extremely rare to go completely blind from Macular Degeneration, whether you have either the wet or dry type. If someone…

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Diagnosed with Macular Degeneration… Now What (12 of 12) - Attitude Care Macular Degeneration Resources

So, you have been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, now what?  Many, when being told they have Macular Degeneration, inaccurately hear, “I’m going blind”, and that can feel like your whole world is collapsing. It is extremely rare to go completely blind from Macular Degeneration, whether you have either the wet or dry type. If someone…

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Diagnosed with Macular Degeneration… Now What (11 of 12) - Support Groups Care Macular Degeneration Resources

So, you have been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, now what?  Many, when being told they have Macular Degeneration, inaccurately hear, “I’m going blind”, and that can feel like your whole world is collapsing. It is extremely rare to go completely blind from Macular Degeneration, whether you have either the wet or dry type. If someone…

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Diagnosed with Macular Degeneration… Now What (10 of 12) - Occupational Therapist Care Macular Degeneration Resources

So, you have been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, now what?  Many, when being told they have Macular Degeneration, inaccurately hear, “I’m going blind”, and that can feel like your whole world is collapsing. It is extremely rare to go completely blind from Macular Degeneration, whether you have either the wet or dry type. If someone…

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