February--Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month
Throughout the month we have featured articles and blogs relating to these topics.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) News
- Tiny calcium deposits in the eye may trigger the development of macular degeneration.
- Researchers have uncovered commonalities shared by age- related macular degeneration and stroke.
Featured Support Group
This month we are featuring the Macular Degeneration Partnership groups in Southern California.
Low Vision News
Doctors sometimes don’t know what to say. Check out this article on talking to patients about visual impairment and share your feedback.
Learn more about low vision from the National Eye Institute Infographic on Low Vision.
Valentine’s Day May Be Over But the Sentiments Still LingerVisionAware Peer advisors have shared three very different posts:
- Teamwork and Practicality
- When You’re Nobody’s Valentine
- My First Blind Date Led to Years of a Loving Relationship
Featured International Agency--Fighting Blindness, Ireland
Maribel Steel, International Agency of the Month Correspondent and VisionAware Peer Advisor, shares information on this Irish agency-its mission, vision, history, services, and goals.
Personal Story to Share
Did you know that VisionAware has an extensive section of personal stories? To share yours, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. And read Audrey Demmitt’s account of her latest adventure with Ski for Light.
Tax Season is Upon Us
Give Us Your Feedback for the 2015 White House Conference on AgingThrough our online survey, share your concerns about issues that affect older adults with vision loss including:
- retirement security
- healthy aging
- long-term service and supports
- elder justice