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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The leading cause of vision impairment for individuals over 50 is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Approximately 15 million Americans are affected by this, with 200,000 new cases reported annually. What is AMD? AMD is a progressive condition which causes blurry or blank spots in your central vision when the macula is damaged. The macula is […]

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Helpful Gifts and Life Hacks for People with Visual Impairment

Beth was almost done with her holiday shopping list, but she was struggling to find her final few gifts. Her grandparents posed the biggest shopping challenge. They still lived independently in their own home, although they both had some degree of vision impairment and weren’t as active as they once were. Beth decided that she […]

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Is Diabetes In Your Book of Health?

When we were children we learned to read with simple stories. Our first books were filled with colorful characters having great adventures – all in 20 pages or less. As our reading skills improved, the stories became more complex, and we graduated to chapter books. A chapter tells one part of the story – just […]

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Governor Corbett Recognizes Blindness Awareness Month

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“With my cane, I can!”

Amanda lives in a world of dark shadows. It would be a scary place for you and I, but not for Amanda. You see, she’s lived there for quite a long time and has learned to navigate the terrain. Amanda is blind. Those shadows, and her white cane, are her constant companions. One day Amanda’s […]

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