World Sight Day: The Eyes and COVID

World Sight Day is held annually to focus global attention on vision impairment, including blindness. In 2021, World Sight Day is October 14th and the theme is “Love Your Eyes.”  The International Agency for Prevention of Blindness wants everyone to make a pledge to protect their vision such as getting a comprehensive eye exam.  Since COVID is at the forefront of everyone’s minds … Continued

COVID and You—Keeping Up Supplies, Getting Transportation, and Other Necessities

Now that the Delta variant has arrived, it is time to think about keeping up with the supplies that we need to keep a household going while staying safe.  Being aware of how to take care of your shopping and health and safety needs in a pandemic or other crisis is a critical skill. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people who are blind … Continued

COVID-19,Vaccines, Transportation: Helpful Information for People with Vision Loss

By Pris Rogers and Judy Shanley, Ph.D. We are all concerned these days about what to do about getting a vaccine for COVID-19. Visual impairment adds to the stress and difficulty involved in registering to get vaccinated as well as obtaining transportation for the vaccine. In this post we provide some suggestions to help you and … Continued

Shopping Wisely During COVID and Beyond: Saving Money One Dime at a Time

Shopping with Vision Loss I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for a good bargain when shopping. With the added stress of these uncertain times, it seems like more and more people are looking for ways to save money on groceries. Being blind poses some challenges to things like looking at the weekly newspaper or mailer ads to compare prices and couponing.  On top of that, traveling around town to get a … Continued

At-Home COVID Testing When You’re Visually Impaired

by Kim Ladd, RN, BS, CPHQ, CDCES Currently, many urgent care centers, pharmacy clinics, hospitals, health departments, and doctor’s offices can provide either in-person or drive-up COVID-19 testing. Unfortunately, these are not good options if you cannot drive or have no viable transportation options. Thankfully, there is now another option. LabCorp has developed an at-home … Continued

What’s for Dinner?

What’s for dinner is a question we often dread. It is usually followed with something like this, “that again!” As a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, I am often asked how people with vision loss can plan meals. In this post I will detail how meal planning can be accomplished in an exciting, healthy, and economical way. I … Continued