February Is Low Vision Awareness Month

Editor’s note: Please plan to join our webinar on February 18, “Living with Low Vision: Insider Perspectives.” VisionAware peers with low vision will share their experiences of living with loss at different times in their lives including how they coped with their diagnosis and adjusted to life with vision loss.   According to the National Eye Institute, “Low vision can … Continued

The Aging and Vision Loss National Coalition Needs You!

Losing vision later in life is an overlooked yet rapidly growing public health crisis, which has been exacerbated by COVID-19. The Aging and Vision Loss National Coalition plans to address this looming crisis and bring attention to aging and vision loss at the highest levels. The purpose of the Aging & Vision Loss National Coalition, administered … Continued

January is Glaucoma Month: Make a New Year’s Resolution to Get a Dilated Eye Exam

According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), “glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. Many people don’t know that glaucoma has no symptoms in its early stages.”  NEI further states that “the only way to find out if you have glaucoma is to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam. There’s no cure for glaucoma, but early treatment can often stop the damage and … Continued

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Air Fryers Prove to be a Simpler and Healthier Way to Cook

Editor’s note: The VisionAware Peer Advisors have started a series on cooking with small appliances. In this post, Empish Thomas and Jeannie Johnson share their experiences in selecting and using an air fryer. Empish Thomas Air fryers have become one of the most popular kitchen appliances. You can cook nearly any food item in them, … Continued