A Guide to Vision Loss for Family and Friends
Leer este artículo en español Vision loss happens to families, not just individuals. If you have a parent, spouse, other family member, or friend who is experiencing vision loss, you naturally want to offer comfort and support. What you may want most of all, however, is to see that person in the same light as before: independent, capable, and full of life. The information here can provide advice and direction on how to assist your loved one with adapting successfully to the many changes ahead. You can also ask questions or share your story on the Friends and Family message board. If you are the parent of a child with vision problems, FamilyConnect is where you can find videos, personal stories, events, news, and an online community that can offer tips and support from other parents of children who are blind or visually impaired.
Helpful Books from APH Press
- Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: Personal and Professional Perspectives on Age-Related Macular Degeneration by Lindy Bergman
- Aging and Vision Loss: A Handbook for Families by Alberta L. Orr, MSW and Priscilla A. Rogers, Ph.D.
- Making Life More Livable: Simple Adaptations for Living at Home after Vision Loss, Third Edition by Maureen A. Duffy, M.S, CVRT
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