Happy Holidays from VisionAware

Posted 12/19/2013

Breaking News

For the first time, federal legislation makes $12.5 million available over five years for a nationwide Medicare demonstration project to evaluate the fiscal impact of a permanent change in Medicare coverage to pay for low vision devices. Read more about this long awaited bill.

Holiday Guide and More

If you haven’t checked out our holiday gift ideas, it’s not too late. Plus most of our suggestions can be used year-round! So share them with friends and family. Also be sure to read our entire holiday section including information about making cookies, holiday angels, and our favorite holiday cocktails!

Peer Advisors Share information About the Holidays

The peer advisors have written some special holiday posts about their gift faves, and traveling and coping with the holidays. To find them all (including new ones which will be posted next week), use this special link to all of their holiday posts. It will update every time a new peer advisor holiday post is added.

Agency of the Month

Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation (CSVR), a low vision provider in Alabama and Mississippi, is our newest VisionAware agency. This article also spotlights VisionAware’s new directory feature, a listing of low vision providers.

VisionAware Blog Highlights

Maureen Duffy has blogged about some very interesting information from the medical front this month. Here is a sample:

And from our "Reader’s Want to Know" Series: How is an Ophthalomologist Different From an Optometrist?

Also, find out about the release of peer advisor, Sue Wiygul Martin’s book, Out of the Whirlpool: A Memoir of Remorse and Reconciliation.

Since we are sending our news early this month, be sure to check your VisionAware alerts for Maureen Duffy’s latest posts. Here is a tickler for a post coming next week: "New research from Johns Hopkins about Age-Related Macular Degeneration and how this eye condition affects travel."

If you have not signed up for alerts, create and manage your user profile here.

All of us on the VisionAware Team wish you and your families the happiest of holidays. See you in 2014!!

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