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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 by Roy Cole, O.D. (Updated February 2, 2018) 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
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July 6, 2013

Financial Assistance for Eye Care

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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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March 1, 2011

Maintaining Independence and Quality of Life

Posted in: Daily Living, Latest News, Low Vision Rehabilitation

by Dan Roberts March 2011 The “English Longitudinal Study of Ageing” has found that people with poor eyesight are three to five times more likely than those with good eyesight to suffer from low quality of life, poor psychological health, and depression.1 When those inequalities are accounted for, however, the impact of poor eyesight itself
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February 10, 2011

“Crossing The Line From Visual To Nonvisual Skills”

Posted in: Daily Living, Low Vision Rehabilitation

An Interview with Maurice Peret (Blind Industries and Services of Maryland) Dan Roberts, Moderator International Low Vision Support Group February 10, 2011 Dan: Welcome to our webcast, Maurice. Please tell us how you became blind and how that led you into your work as rehabilitation trainer for Blind Industries and Services of Maryland. Maurice: How
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