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Learn More About Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON)

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 […]

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A Personal Story on Living with Vision Loss

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 […]

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A Couple’s Personal Story on Living with Vision Loss

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 […]

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Wally’s Vision Loss Story: Adapting to Blindness

An interview with Wally — former client, Vision Loss Resources board member and ambassador — who totally lost his vision quite suddenly at age 34 in a violent car accident. Coping with this sudden and irreversible loss was traumatic, to say the least. But he remembers vividly, to the minute, the day he first walked into […]

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Life Skills

Guest post by Diane, a Vision Loss Resources client, ambassador and founding member of the Centennial Book project Do you feel as though you have lost some of your skills along with your vision loss?  Vision Loss Resources is happy to help you with that. Do you like to knit or crochet?  Would you like to learn how to […]

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Useful Kitchen Tools for the Visually Impaired

You don’t have to stop preparing meals for your family and friends because you’re visually impaired.  There are some handy, everyday tools and useful gadgets available so you can continue to do what you love to do — create fabulous meals.  In the Home  Scissors – Have you ever struggled to open a package, spilling […]

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Broaden Your Horizons

Guest post by Diane, a Vision Loss Resources client, ambassador and founding member of the Centennial Book project They say that knowledge is power, so I want to share my knowledge of Vision Loss Resources with you, our readers, who may have vision loss, or know someone who does.   By investing a little time to visit Vision Loss […]

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Adaptive Techniques for Pouring and Measuring Ingredients

If you are a person who is losing your vision, you may find that some of the things you prepare in the kitchen end up someplace else.  Here are a few simple solutions to help you be more efficient in the kitchen.  For a smaller clean-up area, use a tray or plate when you pour […]

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Two Major Ways of Coping with Vision Loss

Inner Strength  When we look at inner strength, we look at everything we bring to the table — all of our prior experiences, who we are as a person, what we have done, and what we have gone through.  I often ask people to make a list of the losses in their life and people […]

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Adapting to vision loss

Hello.  My name is Raye and this is my story about vision loss. I was going to school to become a registered nurse when I suddenly lost my vision and found myself starting over, learning how to study in a new way. When I was at Vision Loss Resources, Kate helped me to adapt to my low […]

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