The end of one year and the beginning of another is the perfect time to consciously consider ways we can do better with vision loss. Being aware of helpful resources and getting motivated to make small changes is a strategy that pays back in multiples. There is no limit to what you do, so select one empowering step you can take today and come back for another soon. We’ve curated a collection of our favorite OE articles and podcast from this year to get you inspired.
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Must Know Info About Adjusting To Vision Loss
Too many patients with low vision believe “nothing can be done” to improve their quality of life. In this episode Dorrie Rush and Jaydan Mitchell are busting that myth with a review of just the basics everyone needs to know about living better with vision loss. Listen to the Podcast Here
Your Smartphone is a Comprehensive Low Vision Device
Living with vision loss, like living in a pandemic, requires us to accept change and embrace technology. Digital access is no longer an option, it is a necessity. Every patient experiencing changes in vision should know there are a multitude of accessibility options, available in their smartphones (and tablets), designed to help compensate low vision. Read More
How Ai Compensates Vision Loss
Today, Ai is ubiquitous. The technology that simulates human thought processing and response has the power to make many things a lot easier to deal with. It gives visual information a voice, and that is a dream come true for people with vision loss. But the real beauty is that it’s good for everyone. Read More
Start Aging Better Today
The COVID pandemic brought a sharp focus to the high risk category that combines factors of aging with underlying conditions. We asked OE contributor and wellness expert, Michelle Milgrim, to help us understand how we can stay healthy with age. Her advice is inspiring. Read More
Learning at Any Age with Vision Loss 2020
The path of least resistance is rarely the best route anywhere. There are untold rewards awaiting right outside the comfort zone. This is true for everyone, particularly as we age, and especially as we adjust to a visual impairment or legal blindness. Read More
Ben Benson, Restaurateur
In our converstion, restaurateur Ben Benson shares his experience building a successful business, all the while dealing with progressive vision loss. He takes us from the start of TGI Fridays, to Smith & Wollensky and Ben Benson’s Steakhouse. He speaks of the many adjustments he made throughout, and how his favorite technologies — iPhone, Siri and Alexa — help him compensate. Ben passed away in April 2020 at the age of 89, here is a tribute in the NY Times. Listen to the Podcast Here
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