Assisting the Sight Impaired

Downloadable Tools and Tips:

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Web Resources:

Click the links below to access resource websites to learn more about assisting the sight impaired.

Tips for Coping with Vision Loss

An informative article from All About Vision provides useful information and advice for dealing with age-related vision loss.

Low Vision Aids

Useful article provided by Caring.com offers advice on how to help older adults identify aids and tools for dealing with low vision on a daily basis.

Eye Disorders

Lighthouse International’s VisionConnection provides information and the option to view comparative simulations of some of the most common vision conditions.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The National Eye Institute offers a wealth of information to help patients and their families learn about age-related macular degeneration.

Glaucoma

The Glaucoma Research Foundation provides all sorts of helpful information about glaucoma, including an overview of the disease, risk factors, tests, and other useful facts.

Cataracts

This comprehensive overview of the symptoms, causes and treatments of cataracts is available courtesy of the Mayo Clinic.

Diabetic Retinopathy

The American Optometric Association outlines detailed information about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetic retinopathy.

Caregiver Tips for People with Low Vision

Downloadable form offers 10 helpful tips for those who care for people with low vision, courtesy of the owner of Magnifiers and More.

Self Help for Vision Loss

VisionAware.org is a self-help resource center for vision loss Web site that provides free, practical, hands-on information to enhance quality of life and independence for adults with vision loss, their families and friends, caregivers and related professionals.

Vision World Wide

Vision World Wide, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the vision impaired through direct interaction and indirectly through the caregiving community, provides valuable information, education, guidance, support and consumer protection to the visually impaired as well as the many professionals who serve them.

Vision Myths

The Eye Digest, published by the University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary and available to read on agingeye.com, offers this article about common myths surrounding vision and wearing eyeglasses.

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