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6 Tips to Make Life Easier at Home When Dealing with Low Vision

6 Tips to Make Life Easier at Home When Dealing with Low Vision

Not to be confused with blindness, low vision is a condition that is not correctable by surgery, medication or various eye wear like glasses or contact lenses. Symptoms of low vision can include blurred vision, tunnel vision, blind spots or partial sight. Low vision, though it can potentially affect anyone of any age, it is […]

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Helping a Love One Cope with Impaired Vision

Helping a Love One Cope with Impaired Vision

Aging can get a little tricky when vision loss enters the picture. Sadly, it often does – presbyopia and similar age-related disorders affect a large majority of aging Americans. And, as the baby boomer generation hits its silver years, the number of affected individuals will only grow. But that’s the bad news, let’s talk about […]

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Visual Impairment Linked to Increased Unemployment

Visual Impairment Linked to Increased Unemployment

There are many different eye diseases, vision problems, and even other health issues that can result in vision impairment and blindness and lead to the inability to function normally. Many people with vision impairments and blindness end up not being able to go to work. In fact, there is a study that was funded by […]

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Americans Rank Vision Loss as Having Biggest Impact on Quality of Life

Americans Rank Vision Loss as Having Biggest Impact on Quality of Life

Out of all the diseases and illnesses that can affect quality of life, such as losing a limb, loss of memory, speech, and hearing, the loss of vision has been ranked by Americans to have the biggest impact on quality of life. When you think about the things you would no longer be able to […]

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Does Your Poor Eye Health Affect Your Travel Plans?

Does Your Poor Eye Health Affect Your Travel Plans?

If your poor vision keeps you from traveling far from home, you’re not alone. According to a study performed at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, people who have poor vision due to age-related macular degeneration did not travel as far as people with better vision. It’s a known fact that […]

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Better Vision Can Lead to a Longer Life

Better Vision Can Lead to a Longer Life

When we’re young and healthy, we tend not to worry too much about our health in old age, or more accurately, how our lifestyle decisions now will affect our future bodies. What we think about even less is that we may be shortening our lifespans by not taking care of our health. And, that goes […]

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