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Daily Life with Vision Concerns

Annotation:Mayo Clinic - A listing of choices for promoting healthy vision for people with diabetes.

Annotation:AMD.org, Macular Degeneration Partnership - The eye test called the Amsler Grid can be used to indicate vision abnormalities that might reflect age-related macular degeneration. Abnormalities found using this tool should be checked by a vision professional.

Annotation:Macular Degeneration Partnership - Practical tips on nutrition, glasses, lighting, and improved computer use.

Annotation:National Traffic Highway Safety Administration - An easy to read brochure to help you determine how macular degeneration may affect your ability to drive, suggested steps to increase your driving safety if you have this condition, and relevant resources.

Annotation:National Traffic Highway Safety Administration - An easy to read brochure to help you determine how cataracts may affect your ability to drive, suggested steps to increase your driving safety if you have this condition, and relevant resources

Annotation:National Traffic Highway Safety Administration - An easy to read brochure to help you determine how glaucoma may affect your ability to drive, suggested steps to increase your driving safety if you have this condition, and relevant resources.

Annotation:The American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging - A description of the problems encountered by low vision patients.

Annotation:National Institutes of Health - Contains quotes from adult patients who face a variety of medical problems. All the patients contributing to this work overcame great challenges, which, at times, seemed insurmountable. Together with their families and caregivers, these patients learned to go on with their lives. You can too.

Annotation:American Foundation for the Blind - Tips for living with vision loss with links to further resources.

Annotation:National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health - Tips on communicating with someone experiencing low vision.

Annotation:American Foundation for the Blind - Hints on how to make your day-to-day contacts with a friend or relative who is visually impaired, easier, more relaxed, and truly helpful. Key points include: acting as a sighted guide, respecting the person's ability to do things for himself or herself, giving directions, speaking directly, and maintaining a conversation.

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Visit the PlaneTree Health Information Center online: http://sccl.org/services/planetree NOTE: This information should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


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