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OE Patients Best Of 2021

Dec 29, 2021

OE Patients Best Of 2021

 

It’s that most wonderful time of the year, when we circle back and take a look at OE’s most popular posts from 2021. Move forward and discover an audio guide for baking, advice on utilizing peripheral vision and the power of small changes. The list includes our most read content on accessible technology and emotional well-being.  We want you to be inspired to develop a new skill or create a good habit for the fresh new year!

If you’d prefer to have the text of pages read to you, just click the button marked “Listen” on the upper right menu.

 

 

Gia Pergolini shows gold medal triumph. Image Credit: Cady Studios

Gia Pergolini shows gold medal triumph. Image Credit: Cady Studios

Gia Pergolini is a Champion

She is OE’s Person of the Year. At 17, Gia Pergolini is a world class, world record braking swimmer, and a gold medalist in the Tokyo Paralympics. She teaches us about strength and grace while living with vision loss.

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Image shows plate of delicious freshly baked brownies.

Image shows plate of delicious freshly baked brownies.

Breaking Eggs Makes Baking Audible

Take a delightful baking class with professional baker and former Great British Bake-Off contestant, Ruby Tandon. Both the experience and the results are delicious! It will maKe you wish more cookbooks were audible.

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Woman practicing eccentric viewing.

Woman practicing eccentric viewing.

8 Ways to Practice Eccentric Viewing 

Advanced macular degeneration leaves a blind spot in the center, eccentric viewing can help you learn to actually see around it, utilizing the unaffected peripheral sight. Here are some easy ways to practice and make it natural. 

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Image shows: 2021 Happy New Year banner.

This Year Small Changes Are Big

Feeling overwhelmed by vision los, or the pandemic, try dealing with change in smaller, bite-size increments. Join us and explore ways to get things done in minutes instead of hours.  Breaking up monotony and boosting efficiency will help restore our sense of stability.

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Image shows Hadley workshop image of iPhone in hand.

Image shows Hadley workshop image of iPhone in hand.

Meet Hadley 2.0, Your Private Tutor 

Hadley is the vision loss resource everyone needs to know. A welcoming place to learn technology, access podcasts, attend workshops, join discussion groups and more. Log in to this user friendly environment online, or they’ll even mail the printed content to you. It’s unique and amazing!

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Image shows: large screen with video meeting participants

Pandemic Silver Linings for Low Vision Patients 

Well yes, we are so tired of talking about the pandemic, however, it cannot be denied, there were many interesting surprises in it for visually impaired people. 

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Image shows Apple AirTag in case with holder.

Image shows Apple AirTag in case with holder.

Lost and Found with AirTags

Once again, Apple has created a product that is inclusive and exclusive, all at once. It’s also good for your health, because it eliminates the anxiety that occurs when you can find keys, wallets, etc., as you’re leaving the house.

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Old friends playing chess

Old friends playing chess

Don’t Allow Vision Loss  to Affect Your Cognition 

We like to say, “vision loss affects your eyes not your brain,” but that is not totally true. Here are the tips for avoiding cognitive issues and dementia related to low vision.

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Image shows serene woman relaxing with a cup of tea.

Image shows serene woman relaxing with a cup of tea.

Prioritize Your Emotional Health

 Mental health does not take care of itself, you must be an active participant. Here is the excellent advice of our health & well-being expert.

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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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