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July 6, 2013

What to Look For in an Electronic Magnifier

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by Dan Roberts (Reviewed by Michael Fischer, O.D.) With the large number of electronic magnifiers (CCTVs) available, knowing which is best-suited to your specific needs can be difficult. Of course, the best way to find out is to try out all of the models, but that just isn’t feasible. A better idea is to spend
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July 6, 2013

What Should I Ask My Doctor?

Posted in: Daily Living, Eye Conditions, Health and Nutrition, Research and Developments, Therapies, Treatments, and Procedures

by Dan Roberts Updated July 2013 One of the most common problems encountered by people who are first diagnosed with macular degeneration is what to ask the doctor. The news usually takes us by surprise, and we may have never even heard of the disease before. To compound our confusion, many doctors do not have
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July 6, 2013

Ten Basic Courtesies For The Centrally Blind

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1. Address us by name so that we know you are talking to us. 2. Speak directly to us, rather than through someone else. 3. Greet us by giving your name so that we recognize you. 4. Speak in a natural conversational tone. It is not necessary to speak loudly or to over-enunciate. 5. Feel
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July 6, 2013

Lighting For Low Vision

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by Dan Roberts with supporting information provided by Roy Cole, O.D. What is the best kind of lighting for visually-impaired people? Is one kind of lamp better than another? These are two of the most-asked questions in a subject field that can be confusing at best. The bottom line is that people should use the
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July 6, 2013

Financial Assistance for Eye Care

Posted in: Daily Living

At one time or another, we all need help. With the high cost of medical care and prescriptions, it is good to know that there is assistance for those of us who qualify. This is a compilation of agencies and organizations that welcome your call. First inquire about assistance from local and state agencies: Local
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March 25, 2013

All About Magnifiers for AMD

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by Joe Fontenot, MD, CLVT Medical Director Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation 600 BelAir Blvd. Mobile AL 36606 Reprinted with permission from The Magnifier – Issue #90, Jan – Mar 2013, MD Foundation   Almost all people with macular degeneration do see better if things are larger or closer, and magnifiers make things seem larger
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May 11, 2012

The Financial Burden of Eye Disease

Posted in: Daily Living, Latest News

Ellen Troyer, MT MA Biosyntrx CEO/Chief Research Officer May 11, 2012 The National Eye Institute (NEI) estimates that the current annual cost of vision impairment and degenerative eye disease to the United States private and public sector exceeds $68 billion. And this number does not fully quantify the impact of lost productivity, diminished quality of
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March 11, 2012

What Is Macular Degeneration?

Posted in: Daily Living, Eye Conditions, Health and Nutrition, Low Vision Rehabilitation, Research and Developments, Therapies, Treatments, and Procedures

by Dan Roberts (Updated April 29, 2015) (Reviewed by Martin A. Mainster, Ph.D., M.D., FRCOphth) Audio/visual presentations on all related subjects Recommended books: The First Year: Age-Related Macular Degeneration: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Daniel L. Roberts Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Saving and Maximizing Your Sight by Lylas Mogk, M.D.
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November 15, 2011

An Examination of Sensory Contributions to Independent Activities of Daily Living

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This paper is in PDF format. To download it, select this link.

October 3, 2011

Artificial Lighting and the Blue Light Hazard

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(The Facts About Lighting and Vision) by Dan Roberts, Founding Director Macular Degeneration Support Originally published on MDSupport, updated October 3, 2011) Contents Introduction What Is Light? The Blue Light Hazard Terms Referring to Measurement of Light Types of Lamps The Problem With Full-Spectrum Lamps Market Survey Summary Discussion Safe Options Live Comparison of Representative
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