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OE Patients Anniversary Favorites

Aug 30, 2022

OE Patients Anniversary Favorites

Celebrate OE Patients 5th Anniversary with this special collection of our top 5 hits in each category: Adjusting, Accessible Tech, Health and Voices. Our pages are filled with practical tips and encouraging advice that empowers patients to live better with vision loss and to believe there is much that can be done to improve quality of life, even when medical treatments do not exist. 


ADJUSTING

Nate Berkus fixing up a blue pillow on a couch in a living room.
Nate Berkus fixing up a blue pillow on a couch in a
living room.

Nate’s Low Vision Makeover

Make your home easier on the eye and safer to get around. Read Now 

Dahlov Ipcar "Sunlight in Forest Glade" (unfinished, 2015)
Dahlov Ipcar “Sunlight in Forest
Glade” (unfinished, 2015)

Artists Work Through Macular Degeneration 

AMD need not be a career ending injury for these visual artists. Read Now

Woman practicing eccentric viewing.
Woman practicing eccentric viewing.

8 Ways to Practice Eccentric Viewing

When central vision fades, peripheral vision can compensate. Read Now

Image shows restaurant menus.
Image shows restaurant menus.

Try a New Approach to Reading Restaurant Menus

Don’t let a menu stand between you and your meal. Read Now

Image shows a red passport in hands.
Image shows a red passport in hands.

5 Keys to Comfort for Visually Impaired Travelers 

Take the anxiety out of travel with a bit of advance preparation. Read Now


ACCESSIBLE TECH

Blue Accessibility Graphic Overlaid on Image of SmartPhone
Blue accessibility graphic overlaid on image of
smart phone.

10 Things to Know About iPhone

Here are the features that make it easier to use an iPhone with vision loss. Read Now

Older couple, with laptop, on phone with accessibility support.
Older couple, with laptop, on phone with
accessibility support.

Accessibility Support Phone Lines

Bookmark this page, it’s an inside guide to technical support for people with vision loss. Read Now

Two female coworkers working and looking at computer monitor.
Two female coworkers working and looking at
computer monitor.

5 Ways to Make Your Computer at Work Easier to See

An adjustment or two, can keep you working productively. Read Now 

Savvy senior woman happily using smartphone.
Savvy senior woman happily using smartphone.

Your Smartphone is a Comprehensive Low Vision Device

No need to carry external vision aids, it’s all in your hand. Read Now

Smiling woman listens as smartphone reads to her.
Smiling woman listens as smartphone reads to her.

The Freedom of Speech

When reading is a challenge, learn to listen. Read Now


HEALTH

Fresh vegetables and fruits  spread out on a gray table.
Fresh vegetables and fruits spread out on a gray
table.

The Anti-AMD Diet

Studies show, eating right saves sight. Read Now

White lotus flower floating peacefully on a pond.
White lotus flower floating peacefully on a pond.

6 Ways to Keep Your Mind Young

Always popular, this post and topic is more relevant and timely than ever. Read Now

Image: White text saying “Doctor, Am I Going Blind?” against grainy black background
Image: White text saying “Doctor, Am I Going Blind?”
against grainy black background
.

Doctor, Am I Going Blind?

It is the resounding question. Read Now

Slices of different citrus fruits.
Slices of different citrus fruits.

5 Sight Saving Habits to Start Today 

Preserve your precious sight with this daily practice. Read Now

Worker with hard hat falling onto concrete floor.
Worker with hard hat falling onto concrete floor.

Don’t Take the Fall, Prevent it

Falling is a dangerous business, reduce your risk by taking this advice. Read Now


VOICES

Image shows Frank Bruni.
Image shows Frank Bruni.

The Frankness of Bruni

He woke up one day and found himself navigating the waters of vision loss. Read Now

Olympian Gia Pergolini holding 
her gold medal.
Olympian Gia Pergolini holding
her gold medal.

Gia Pergolini is a Champion

A visual impairment would not deter this world class athlete. Read Now 

Edythe Heyman and Dorrie Rush at Lighthouse Guild 
in 2015.
Edythe Heyman and Dorrie Rush at Lighthouse Guild
in 2015
.

At 90, Edythe Gets Her iPad

This story proves it’s never too late to try new things and get amazing results. Read Now 

OE Patients Podcast in white text with magenta and white OE Patients logo.
OE Patients Podcast in white text with magenta and
white OE Patients logo.

Podcast: Must Know Info About Adjusting to Low Vision

There’s a lot to know about living with vision loss, this is a great place to learn from others. Listen Now

Graphic Image shows many hands coming together in helping gesture
Graphic Image shows many hands coming together
in helping gesture
.

Asking for Help is a Strength 

A panel of experts give their views on this topic. Read Now

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About the Author: Dorrie Rush

Dorrie Rush is the Chief Content Officer and Visual Accessibility Expert at Ophthalmic Edge Patients (OE Patients), an online resource, presented by the Association for Macular Diseases, providing practical information and empowering advice for living a full and successful life with vision loss.

She is the former Director of the Grunwald Technology Center and Information Resource Service at Lighthouse International 2001 to 2016. Dorrie is known to have an eccentric view, which is particularly useful in compensating for her central vision loss from Stargardt Disease.

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