Do you find yourself wondering what life is like for other people who have experienced vision loss? A new podcast called Aftersight produced by the Audio Information Network of Colorado features conversations with people who are blind or have low vision Aftersight is “a podcast about print disability and the life of possibilities that follow.”… Continue reading New podcast from our friends at the Audio Information Network of Colorado
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Exercise May Slow or Prevent Macular Degeneration
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]From newsroom.uvahealth.com Exercise can slow or prevent the development of macular degeneration and may benefit other common causes of vision loss, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, new research suggests. The new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine found that exercise reduced the harmful overgrowth of blood vessels in the eyes of… Continue reading Exercise May Slow or Prevent Macular Degeneration
Some Addiction Treatment Programs Recognize Needs of People with Low Vision
For those with low-vision who struggle with substance abuse, the process of finding an addiction treatment program may feel daunting. While seeking to overcome an addiction, they must also face the challenge of finding a program that recognizes and respects their needs and provides accommodations. An online resource called Rehabcenter.net provides help with this dilemma… Continue reading Some Addiction Treatment Programs Recognize Needs of People with Low Vision
What is Eccentric Viewing & How Might it Help Me?
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you or someone you know has lost vision, you may want to learn the skill of eccentric viewing and take optimum advantage of your remaining vision. This method of using one’s peripheral field to take over the central field can restore some lost abilities and help you navigate the world. Some who learn it regain… Continue reading What is Eccentric Viewing & How Might it Help Me?
Options for High School Students Who are Legally Blind
Students who wouldn’t have been able to graduate high school are now able to do so from The Hadley School for the Blind. What an exciting accomplishment and opportunity for the students we serve! Students as young as 18 to seniors in their seventies are examples of the agroups that receive a diploma through the School. Because… Continue reading Options for High School Students Who are Legally Blind
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
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month!
Diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of blindness and vision loss. Because of the high risk for this eye disease, all people with diabetes aged 30 and older should receive an annual dilated eye exam. For people with diabetes younger than 30, an annual dilated exam is recommended after they have had diabetes for… Continue reading November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month!
October is Home Eye Safety Month
Home: the Most Dangerous Place for Eyes Study Shows More Eye Injuries Occur at Home than at Work and School Combined CHICAGO (Sept. 29, 2011) – Home may be where the heart is, but it can also be a dangerous place for the eyes. More than half of the 2.5 million eye injuries that occur… Continue reading October is Home Eye Safety Month
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
How Can Occupational Therapy Assist You?
Occupational Therapists work with the visually impaired in a large variety of settings such as low vision clinics, schools, hospitals, nursing facilities, the workplace and in people’s homes. They collaborate and work with other low vision professionals to reduce the impact of vision loss and promote independence.
Depression, Vision Loss and Vision Rehabilitation
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
Victim or Inspiration?
Losing my vision was certainly not part of my plan for life, but God had a different plan. And oh what a plan it is. The one thing I see very clearly is the path that led me to where I am today, the Executive Director of the Ensight Skills Center. There were events and… Continue reading Victim or Inspiration?
How to Talk to Your Doctor About Vision Loss
It’s not always easy to talk to your doctor. Here are some helpful hints.
Our Wonderful Supporters: Lions Clubs of Colorado
We have so many wonderful supporters that help to keep Ensight going strong. First off, Ensight is a statewide Lions Club project. This means that we are lucky enough to have the encouragement and support of Lions Clubs all over Colorado. We exist because of the Lions Clubs. In fact, it was the Fort Collins… Continue reading Our Wonderful Supporters: Lions Clubs of Colorado
Importance of Lighting for Vision Loss
Good lighting is important for performing tasks like reading or sewing; it also creates a safer environment and helps to prevent accidents. As you age, the amount of light entering the eye is reduced, causing a reduction in visual acuity, contrast and color intensity. The type of lighting and its intensity, color and direction all… Continue reading Importance of Lighting for Vision Loss