Nicole Kear gives a great account of adjusting to vision loss from the standpoint of slow loss over many years. She has RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) and lives in a small apartment with her husband and young children. Her final summing up of how to live with vision loss is particularly good. She loved her […]Read more "Living with Vision Loss in a Small apartment [Re-Post from the New York Times]"
Yesterday September 30 2014 OptumRX, the mail order pharmacy for some large insurance companies including United Health Care, announced that it is beginning the roll out of the ScriptTalk medication label reader. (Check the photo above and the original post below.) ScripTalk is the premier talking medication label device. As well as the full […]Read more "Talking Pill Bottles Part 2: The Talking Devices and Where to Get Them [Update 3 -A Breakthrough for Some Medicare Plans]"
After Walgreens pharmacies launched a new Talking Pill Reminder last month, here is the first of two blog posts about talking labels on your medications. This post tells you about the pharmacies that supply talking prescription devices and the pharmacies that do not. And next week’s post will describe the advantages and drawbacks […]Read more "Does Your Pill Bottle Talk?"
The situation is very unequal. You hear footsteps coming – steps like all other steps. A voice says “Hi Bill!” Is it a friendly neighbor or someone you went to school with? Is it the boss or the receptionist? There isn’t a perfect solution for this, and asking who you are talking to […]Read more "Not Knowing Who You Are Talking to: The Worst Discomfort in Vision Loss"
Re-posted from Public Radio International There’s a small town in Peru that likes to be known for its peaches, but now its known as well for the number of its men who go blind at fifty…Read more "A Small Peruvian Town where the Men Go Blind [Re-Post from Public Radio International]"
Your fingers and hands have so many jobs to do now that your sight is not so good, or gone altogether. Maybe you’ve never realized how many other parts and functions besides pointing and grasping your wonderful hands have. Landing gear: Your pinkie pointing out and down as you start to land your glass […]Read more "Your Wonderful Hands"