Macular Degeneration

This is what it was like to read while using the macular degeneration simulator glasses.

Many of our clients and individuals we see on a daily bases are suffering from Macular Degeneration. Knowing the signs, symptoms, and issues of Macular Degeneration may help you or someone you love. One of the most important things to remember is that any change in vision should be checked out by your primary eye… Continue reading Macular Degeneration

Living and Seeing with Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration (NEI)

Some of my favorite memories are visits from low-vision organizations. Many of the people who come to the groups share stories and experiences along their journey with vision loss. From being diagnosed with macular deneration and receiving shots in the eye, to lifetime achievements and great grandchildren, everyone has a story to share, and I enjoy hearing them all. This leads me… Continue reading Living and Seeing with Macular Degeneration

Nutrition for the Eyes

As we begin the process of improving our vision naturally, it is helpful to look closely at how we are nourishing ourselves. We need foods that are fresh, as close to the natural state as possible, and whose water content is high. Gradually changing from the typical North-American diet consisting of white bread, pasta, meat,… Continue reading Nutrition for the Eyes

Stargardt Disease Research

Stargardt Disease runs in my family. My mother, Denny, was diagnosed with Stargardt Disease when she was 25-years-old. The research being done is fanatastic, and maybe they will know how to repair the damage from Macular Degeneration in the near-future. Below is a great article about gene therapy being used for Stargardt Disease and Age-Related… Continue reading Stargardt Disease Research

10 Summer Safety Tips on How to Protect Your Vision

For more than a century, New Yorkers have trusted Lighthouse International, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss. Our services help people prevent—and overcome the challenges of vision impairment. Here are some important summer safety tips to protect your vision: Always protect your eyes from the sun’s invisible harmful rays. Prolonged exposure to… Continue reading 10 Summer Safety Tips on How to Protect Your Vision

Depression, Vision Loss and Vision Rehabilitation

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If you’re one of many older adults with vision loss who also experience depression, you’re not alone. While depression is not an inevitable consequence of vision impairment, it is common. An estimated one-third of older adults with vision loss report clinically significant depressive symptoms1. These may begin at the initial diagnosis of an eye disease, or they may appear many years later when vision problems worsen

What Can I Do About Macular Degeneration?

You have control over some of the known risk factors for macular degeneration. If you have macular degeneration, a family history of AMD, or are in the “macular generation” (age 60 or above), you should be particularly attentive to these. However, it is most effective to take these steps well before you are at risk.… Continue reading What Can I Do About Macular Degeneration?

Types of Age Related Macular Degeneration

There are two types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). One form is known as “wet” and the other is “dry”. It is possible to experience both forms at the same time, in one or both eyes. It is not uncommon for a patient with the “dry” form to develop the “wet” form later. The onset… Continue reading Types of Age Related Macular Degeneration