March Madness—Full of Basketball and Much More!

Judy Scott, guest blogger and director of AFB’s Center on Vision Loss, talks about enjoying basketball this month.

judy scott at women's big 12

During World Glaucoma Week, VisionAware unveiled a new Patient's Guide to Living with Glaucoma. You can also read about Stuart Carduner, the author of this useful online guide.

Steph McCoy wrote about her experiences with glaucoma and Maureen Duffy updated glaucoma research with a blog post on how generic drugs improve compliance with glaucoma medication regimens.

March also featured Diabetes Alert Day. Audrey Demmitt, peer advisor and R.N., started a series on diabetes with a post on lowering your blood sugar and risk of diabetic retinopathy. Peer advisor, Maribel Steel, reported on our International Agency of the Month-Helen Keller International which includes their work on diabetes in Indonesia.

For Brain Injury Awareness, Dr. Greg Goodrich, recently retired researcher from the Veterans Administration, wrote about traumatic brain injury.

National Reading Month

Steve Kelley, VRT, honors National Reading Month with a two part post:

Reading with Visual Impairment, Part I which introduces reading and adjustment to vision loss,

Reading with Visual Impairment, Part II in which he discusses reading options.

Peer advisor, Audrey Demmitt, shares her thoughts on reading to enhance mental health and well–being.

And peer advisor, Mary Hiland, delights in being able to read her own phone bills with the use of a scanner.

Did you notice?

The VisionAware peer advisors have recommended a new name for the “Peer Perspectives Blog.” In an effort to reach people who are new to vision loss, the new title for the blog is: "Visually Impaired: Now What?"

Read the inspiring story of how a 91-year old woman has adapted to vision loss! Peer advisor Mary D’Apice interviewed Barbara Beskind, inventor and toast of Silicon Valley, National Public Radio, and the Today Show!

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