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 […]
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 […]
Part II of series, Coke, our client shares one piece of advice about losing vision.
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 […]
A recent study by the National Eye Institute found that more than 11 million Americans have common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. While this number may sound alarming, the good news is that common vision problems can be detected through a comprehensive dilated eye exam and can be corrected. Regular eye exams are […]