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  • Plaquenil and Your EyesPlaquenil and Your Eyes
    Recently the APH ConnectCenter Information and Referral Line received questions about the effects of Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine sulfate) on your eyes. This is of particular interest during the pandemic as Plaquenil has been discussed as a possible treatment … Continued The post Plaquenil and Your Eyes appeared first on VisionAware. Read more »
  • How VisionAware Can Help People New to Vision LossHow VisionAware Can Help People New to Vision Loss
    Editor’s note: Several VisionAware peer advisors share their personal perspectives on getting started with vision loss. They encourage you to watch our new video about VisionAware and the resources that the site provides to people with vision loss, family members, and professionals. Also … Continued The post How VisionAware Can Help People New to Vision Loss appeared first on VisionAware. Read more »
  • Say It Out loud “Suicide”- My Experience RevisitedSay It Out loud “Suicide”- My Experience Revisited
      “S U I C I D E”  There, your computer didn’t blow up. Your phone didn’t burst into flames. I guess it’s no secret that people are afraid of … Continued The post Say It Out loud “Suicide”- My Experience Revisited appeared first on VisionAware. Read more »
  • Healthy Aging Month: Think About Your VisionHealthy Aging Month: Think About Your Vision
    According to the Census Bureau, there are 54 million adults 65 years of aging and older and that number is expected to grow to 80 million by 2040. Likewise, the number of older people … Continued The post Healthy Aging Month: Think About Your Vision appeared first on VisionAware. Read more »
  • September Is Fall Prevention MonthSeptember Is Fall Prevention Month
    This month VisionAware is offering a special fall prevention webinar on September 14 at 2:30 p.m. eastern.  Presenters will provide an overview of fall prevention programs with detail about the Matter of Balance program, including … Continued The post September Is Fall Prevention Month appeared first on VisionAware. Read more »
  • How Healthcare Workers Can Support People with Vision LossHow Healthcare Workers Can Support People with Vision Loss
    by Melanie Peskoe, VisionAware Peer Advisor My Experience with Healthcare A few times in my life when I’ve visited a healthcare facility or doctor’s office, I’ve been met with a less-than-ideal reception. It might … Continued The post How Healthcare Workers Can Support People with Vision Loss appeared first on VisionAware. Read more »
  • COVID and You—Keeping Up Supplies, Getting Transportation, and Other NecessitiesCOVID and You—Keeping Up Supplies, Getting Transportation, and Other Necessities
    Now that the Delta variant has arrived, it is time to think about keeping up with the supplies that we need to keep a household going while staying safe.  Being aware of how to take care … Continued The post COVID and You—Keeping Up Supplies, Getting Transportation, and Other Necessities appeared first on VisionAware. Read more »
  • September is Senior Center MonthSeptember is Senior Center Month
    This past year has been a real test for senior centers. In honor of Senior Center month, the National Council on Aging salutes their work saying “you transformed your centers to virtual classrooms overnight and, in so doing, … Continued The post September is Senior Center Month appeared first on VisionAware. Read more »
  • Google’s Lookout App: Your Android Swiss Army KnifeGoogle’s Lookout App: Your Android Swiss Army Knife
    You’ve heard about Microsoft’s Seeing AI App, and all the cool stuff it does on the iPhone: it reads printed text, scans labels, describes scenes, and more! But what if you have an Android phone and Seeing AI doesn’t run on Android? Well, now the wait is over … Continued The post Google’s Lookout App: Your Android Swiss Army Knife appeared first on VisionAware. Read more »
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu– My Preferred Martial Art for Self DefenseBrazilian Jiu Jitsu– My Preferred Martial Art for Self Defense
    by Marana Vradenburg, VisionAware Peer Advisor Several years ago, I was walking home from the gym thinking about where I wanted to take my fitness journey. At the time, I was following a … Continued The post Brazilian Jiu Jitsu– My Preferred Martial Art for Self Defense appeared first on VisionAware. Read more »
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