Front Porch Community Services

By Katie Wade, Senior Director of Creative Engagement, Front Porch Editor’s note: Just in time for Older Americas Month in May, APH VisionAware brings you this post about an exciting nationwide program for older people to help prevent social isolation and promote involvement. Front Porch Community Services provides a great service to help older people … Continued

Applying Contrast to Your Everyday Routines

Join us in welcoming Kristen Shifflett, OTR/L, CLVT, SCLV Occupational Therapist at Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center, Wilmer Eye Institute, on April 28 at 2:00 PM Eastern time for a webinar on “Getting More Contrast Out of Life: Applying Contrast to Everyday Routines.” Kristen will explain how to measure contrast sensitivity in a clinical … Continued

APH Huntington Conducts Needs Assessment Study for Rural West Virginia Counties

The blog post An Introduction to APH Huntington: A Program to Enhance Resources and Outcomes for a Rural Area provided high-level information about APH Huntington, a new program developed to provide technology and other training to people who are blind or low vision living in rural Cabell and Wayne counties of West Virginia. Through implementing … Continued

Overview of the Self-Care Series to Date 

APH VisionAware peer advisor, Audrey Demmitt R.N., has written three articles discussing self-care, and there’s more to come. “Eating Your Way to Health and Well-Being,” “Move Your Way to Better Health and Well-Being” and “Stress Management and Relaxation for Better Health” offer advice and tips for everyone – encouraging us to eat better, get moving, … Continued

Diabetes Education:  An Important Topic for Low Vision Awareness Month

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of new cases of blindness and low vision in adults aged 20-65. Retinopathy is a term that describes damage to the retina of the eye. Diabetic retinopathy is the result of high blood sugar due to diabetes. Some of the symptoms of this condition are: Blurry vision or double visionFlashing lights, which … Continued

Bioptic Driving — What Is It? Could it Work for You?

Are you someone with low vision and wondering if driving with bioptic lenses is possible? Discuss your eligibility with your eyecare professional and state driver’s license agency. If you are eligible, driving with low vision and bioptics is your decision. Continue reading for more information and learn more during the live webinar on February 28 … Continued

Glaucoma Treatment and Low Vision

As we end Glaucoma Awareness Month and begin Low Vision Awareness Month, it is important to be aware of new treatments for glaucoma as well as the implications of glaucoma for visual functioning and daily tasks. What is Glaucoma? “Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can lead to blindness by damaging the optic nerve. … Continued

Two Powerhouses Collaborate to Share Up-to-Date Info About Retinal Degenerative Diseases

Editor’s Note: The Foundation Fighting Blindness and the APH ConnectCenter join forces to share about retinal degenerative disease research. Join us for an upcoming webinar! The Foundation Fighting Blindness is the world’s largest private funder of retinal degenerative disease research.  For over 50 years, the Foundation has worked diligently to further the mission to drive … Continued