The bionic eye “allows me to connect with the world again,” Allen Zderad told a gathering at Vision Loss Resources on April 25. Minnesota’s first person to receive a bionic eye spoke at a meeting of the Northern Lights Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Zderad, accompanied by his wife, Carmen, described the surgery and his […]
After learning how to live with vision loss due to Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) disorder, John J. Woodrow wants to begin an LHON organization. Woodrow, who lives in Newfoundland, Canada, begin experiencing is first symptoms of this inherited form of vision loss in 1996. This rare eye disorder usually unfolds slowly with a progressive […]
Visual impairment affects many people and as one ages, the likelihood of vision loss increases significantly. Over the age of 65, we all have a 1 in 4 chance of developing vision loss. With these odds, chances are you probably know someone who lives with vision loss right now. Some basic information helps to better […]
Another interview from our Living with Vision Loss series offers hope, inspiration and insight from a client who has age‑related macular degeneration, a condition that results in the loss of the central portion of one’s vision. Client: All of a sudden I decided that if I wanted to fix my life, I had to do […]
Shirley, a client with age-related macular degeneration, shares her story about vision loss and how she coped. As devastating as it was to lose her sight, today she does more now than ever before.Interviewer: The first thing I want to ask you is how you found out about your vision loss? Shirley: I didn’t even know […]
From our series on “Living with Vision Loss” here’s an interview with a happily married couple, Griff and Maxine, who received some difficult news that she had been diagnosed with pseudoxanthoma elasticum, a rare inherited disorder that affects the retina. Interviewer: Was there a conversation that the two of you had together when you first learned you were losing […]
Part II of series, Coke, our client shares one piece of advice about losing vision.
Part III in the series, Coke talks about vision loss and social recreation. Enjoy!
Meet Coke, our client, who shares her vision loss journey and how she found Vision Loss Resources.
Hello, I’m Kate Grathwol, CEO and president of Vision Loss Resources, and I’m proud to kick off our first blog. We’re hearing a lot about the graying of America and our aging population. Today, statistics tell us that the fastest growing demographic is age 65 and over, or 12 percent of Minnesotans. By 2030, it […]