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Diabetic Retinopathy: Prevention
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Mayo Clinic - A listing of choices for promoting healthy vision for people with diabetes. Mayo Clinic - A listing of choices for promoting healthy vision for people with diabetes. Show less
The Amsler Grid
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AMD.org, Macular Degeneration Partnership - The eye test called the Amsler Grid can be used to indicate vision abnormalities that might reflect age-relate...Show more 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. Show less
Living with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
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Macular Degeneration Partnership - Practical tips on nutrition, glasses, lighting, and improved computer use. Macular Degeneration Partnership - Practical tips on nutrition, glasses, lighting, and improved computer use. Show less
Driving When You Have Macular Degeneration
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National Traffic Highway Safety Administration - An easy to read brochure to help you determine how macular degeneration may affect your ability to drive,...Show more 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. Show less
Driving When You Have Cataracts
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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 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 Show less
Driving When You Have Glaucoma
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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. 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. Show less
Vision Problems Make it Difficult to Take Medications Properly
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The American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging - A description of the problems encountered by low vision patients. The American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging - A description of the problems encountered by low vision patients. Show less
Coping With Chronic Illness (PDF)
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National Institutes of Health - Contains quotes from adult patients who face a variety of medical problems. All the patients contributing to this work ove...Show more 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. Show less
Coping with Vision Loss
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American Foundation for the Blind - Tips for living with vision loss with links to further resources. American Foundation for the Blind - Tips for living with vision loss with links to further resources. Show less
Helping a Loved One Who Has Vision Loss
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National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health - Tips on communicating with someone experiencing low vision. National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health - Tips on communicating with someone experiencing low vision. Show less
Etiquette
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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...Show more 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. Show less
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