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

Valentine’s Day Is on the Horizon: Make It Sensory

Valentine’s is a good time to think about self-care. Self-care means caring for yourself in ways that promote health and well-being.  As peer advisor and author of a new self-care series, Audrey Demmitt, R.N., says, “Self-care gives you the power to nurture your body, mind, and spirit in transformative ways.” When you take care of … 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

Clinical Trial for Medication for Geographic Atrophy

Medically reviewed by Sefy Paulose, MD What is Geographic Atrophy? As noted on APH VisionAware, “Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a gradual, progressive, painless deterioration of the macula, which is the small area in the center of the retina that gives us our detailed vision.” Geographic Atrophy (GA) is the most advanced form of dry … Continued

Braille Roundup: Reading by the Dots

January is braille awareness month.  Louis Braille, creator of the braille code, was born on January 4. There are many misunderstandings about braille. A few years ago, in Four Misconceptions to Learning and Reading Braille, I said, â€śIt’s been my experience, with the occasional exception, most individuals with an acquired vision loss who did not grow up using braille express little interest … Continued

2022 in our Rearview: APH ConnectCenter’s Year in Review

Trip Down Memory Lane We’re taking a trip down memory lane—with 2022 in our rearview! We at the APH ConnectCenter invite you to look back with us at the top content of the year—personal favorites from the content managers and each website’s most viewed content. And that’s not all! The APH ConnectCenter’s Information and Referral … Continued