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#69 Bright Focus Chats

Readers, have you ever listened to a chat on Bright Focus? This site covers information on Macular Degeneration and Alzheimer’s. Click on Macular and then on Resources. One of the resources is chats. Here’s the link to Bright Focus. www.Brightfocus.org With this link, you can register for upcoming chats or find previous chats. You can […]

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#68 Zoom Meeting Suggestions

I recently attended a Zoom support meeting; the topic was sharing helpful visual aids and hints. Some ideas I was aware of, and others were new to me. We all know about a white cane and how it can help, but do you know what a WeWALK smart cane is? It’s a cane that can […]

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#67 Living Well with Low Vision by Prevent Blindness

https://lowvision.preventblindness.org/news/ If you want to be up to date on the newest research about macular degeneration, this is a good spot to begin. Here are the topics across the top of the first page: Info and News Clinical trials, Resources, Free Books Patient’s Writings About Contact Donate Just to give you an idea of the […]

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#66 The Hadley School for the Blind

In the last post, I briefly mentioned the Hadley School and their podcast re Aira. (link to #65) This time I want to talk more about what The Hadley School website offers. Three major selections are workshops, audio podcasts, and discussion groups which meet once a month. The workshops offer podcasts full of information.  For […]

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#65 AIRA

Do You know what AIRA is? I think of it as an advanced form of Be MY Eyes. If you don’t know what the Be My Eyes app is, here’s the link to # 23. https://debvellines.com/blog/yes-i-can/be-my-eyes/ With a phone call needing simple assistance, Be My Eyes is great. They can give the color of a […]

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#64 Fanny Crosby

In blog number 47 (link) I talked about three inspiring blind people. I have another inspiring person to talk about in this blog – Fanny Crosby. Do you know who she is? Fanny Crosby wrote hymns. How many? More than 8,000 including Blessed Assurance, Safe in the Arms of Jesus, and To God be the […]

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#63 Derek Daniel and Life After Sight Loss

I want to share some helpful YouTube videos that are easy to understand & offer lots of information. These YouTubes are videos from Derek Daniel and the channel name is Life After Sight Loss. As he says, “Sight loss isn’t the end, it’s just the beginning.” His videos include product reviews, encouragements, life advice, and […]

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#62 – 8 Hints for Cell Phones

You will probably need help from someone whose eyes are good to set up these hints. Once set up, they can really help decrease search time on your cell phone. And that means a decrease in frustration. By the way, it can be really hard for some folks (with low vision or not) to ask […]

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#61 Retinal Implants

I want to finish the year with a real uplifting blog. The enclosed  article comes from the October/November 2020 AARP magazine. The headline is Vision Loss Breakthrough.  The title  – Retinal Implants to restore sight impaired by age-related macular degeneration (AMD). As you will learn only 15 patients were involved in the first trial. Larger […]

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#60 EyeSmart

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has a website with lots of information about various eye diseases, treatments, eye health news, and tips for a lifetime of good eye health. The information is ophthalmologist – reviewed. Some of the information is for doctors, but much of it is for the public and patients.  https://www.aao.org/eye-health EyeSmart […]

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