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OE Patients Best of 2022

Dec 21, 2022

OE Patients Best of 2022

It’s time to take a look back and call out our most popular posts for the year. Review our all-time favorites and pick up some new perspectives for adjusting with vision loss.

Celebratory golden balloons and confetti.
Celebratory golden balloons and confetti.

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 empower patients to live better with vision loss and believe there is much that can be done to improve quality of life, even when medical treatments do not exist.
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Visually impaired person with white cane crossing
 city street
Visually impaired person with white cane crossing
city street

Surprises Contained in the White Cane

Accepting the white cane is a highly personal, and often challenging process. But when you do, you may quickly discover just what you were missing. Read Now

Star speckled Dwarf Galaxy from James Webb Telescope, courtesy NASA and STScI
Star speckled Dwarf Galaxy from James Webb
Telescope, courtesy NASA and STScI

Taking Accessibility to the Stars

A team of scientists, writers and educators worked together to add vivid descriptions to the images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope to help people with vision loss decipher the details. Read Now

Image shows woman in driver’s seat, with both hands on 
steering wheel.
Image shows woman in driver’s seat, with both hands on
steering wheel.

Re-Visioning

She gave up driving, but continued shifting gears. This is Carol Yaple’s beautifully articulate and inspiring story of adjusting to life with vision loss. Read Now

iPhone showing iOS 16 logo
iPhone showing iOS 16 logo

Everyday iPhone Accessibility Tips & Tricks

There are universal features that significantly improve accessibility for everyone, visually impaired or not. We’ll keep you posted on this page about delightful insights and updates on features like AirDrop, ApplePay, Siri and Dictation. Read Now

Hands reaching into organized kitchen drawers.
Hands reaching into organized kitchen drawers.

10 Kitchen Tips for Low Vision Cooks

If you love to cook or just like to eat, these kitchen tips will come in handy. Like all other adjusting for low visions, we highly recommend organization and preparation. Read Now

Smiling mature woman stretching after workout
Smiling mature woman stretching after workoutsession
in the evening

Accessible Workouts for Visually Impaired People

Do it your way, there are plenty of options. Included in our first installment of Low Vision Workouts, are feel-good exercises, accessible equipment, eyes-free audio guides, and wonderful tips on the topic from our friends at Hadley. Read Now

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

At 90, Edythe Gets Her iPad

A life-long learner, Edythe was determined to find a way to continue reading her morning newspaper. The solution she chose was an iPad and she learned to use it with Voice Over. Read Now

Business man helping a colleague on a computer
Business man helping a colleague on a computer

Is Vision Rehab the Best Kept Secret

When ophthalmic patients hear the doctor say, “Nothing can be done,” it means there is no medical treatment or correction. This is an excellent time to discuss vision rehab services, but it often goes unmentioned. 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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