Moving into Fall—Learn About Preventing Falls and Healthy Aging

Fall Prevention Month

The theme this year is "Take a Stand to Prevent Falls." Be sure to read peer advisor Audrey Demmitt’s post on Creating a Fall Prevention Plan. Create a plan and take a stand!

National Service Dog Month

Audrey and dog guide Sophie in Alaska with snow covered mountain in background

Audrey Demmitt, Maribel Steel, and Deanna Noriega offer their insights into how their dog guides have helped them to move through life. Here’s a teaser for this great series, "Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are." You’ll have to read the posts to find out where this quote came from!

Healthy Aging Month

Did you know that eating healthily has an impact on our eyes? During Healthy Aging Month, learn about the link between nutrition and your eyes, including research studies that demonstrate a clear connection between good nutrition and eye health.

More Vision Related Research

VisionAware’s article on recovering from macular hole surgery is one of the most widely read on the site with Dr. Joy Efron’s personal account of her recovery. Since she wrote her account, a new technique has been developed and tested and is covered in Maureen Duffy’s recent interview with Dr. Antonio Capone about his ground breaking work on face down positioning after macular hole surgery.

Also check out Maureen's post on how to improve compliance with glaucoma medication regimens.

New Technology Blog Posts and Articles

Find out about the latest in iOS9. Maureen Duffy interviews Scott Davert of the AppleVis Editorial team on what’s new on iOS 9 for users who are blind and deaf-blind. It’s a two part series!

Steve Kelly, CVRT and AT specialist adds to his growing list of technology information on VisionAware:

Thanks for Signing Up for VisionAware and Updating Your Profiles- And the Winner Is!

We had a great response! And we have a winner for the mini iPad--Rallye Erwin. This is what she says about herself:
"I'm a social worker for a home health agency. Many of my patients have vision and hearing deficits and I'm always looking for interventions to assist with their daily life. I was referred to your organization through the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services. I look forward to trying the VisionConnect™ App!"

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Speaking Of and About the VisionConnect App!

Take the VisionAware challenge. Tell your doctor about the VisionConnect™ app and how it can help patients who are experiencing vision loss. Encourage them to order VisionConnect mock prescription pads and brochures free in the AFB store (with a $10 shipping fee).

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