Be My A Eye uses AI (Artificial Intelligence) to announce what is on a countertop, desk, or patio in wonderfully full detail, but it makes mistakes! Here’s a photo of my deck and here’s the description “The picture shows a cozy outdoor deck area of a house. The house has a cream-colored siding with […]
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Now the pandemic is mostly in the past I am updating and re-posting a few posts with good information that you may have missed . Reading how other people have battled to regain skills and confidence after losing a lot of sight can be really comforting and helpful. So can guides to living with blindness […]
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When you are close to someone losing sight, especially if you live together, the shock and grief for you at first can be almost as great as for the person losing vision…And you aren’t getting the special attention or professional care that may be offered to your partner, (parent, brother, or best friend.) You will […]
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“When you see well, your brain is processing thousands of images a day, including those seen for only a split second. So when damage occurs to your vision, the brain can get creative and keep on generating images—filling in the poor quality ones coming from the eye. This is worrying! Some people fear that dementia […]
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My Heart is Not Blind: On Blindness and Perception by Michael Nye was published in 2019. It contains 45 in-depth conversations with people who live with low vision or blindness. The interviews are full of revelations about the many ways blind people use perception. They are about to be launched in a weekly podcast. Here […]
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When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes: Vision Loss and Personal Recovery Featured on the Hadley Presents Podcast. Going to a gathering over the next month is supposed to be a celebration of the season! But with vision loss gatherings may be no fun at all! You need strategies for success because socializing depends so much […]
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Repost of Accessible Cellphones with Keypads My blogpost from October has been reposted on VisionAware, the major site for adults 55 and older losing vision. More useful details plus another phone choice have been added by Pris Rogers of the American Foundation for the Blind, which hosts VisionAware
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I have been treated for macular degeneration for 14 years. In 2007, I went to get my reading glasses checked. I had no complaints. On examining me, the doctor spotted macular degeneration and made an appointment for me to see an ophthalmologist who treated AMD. I had wet AMD in my left eye (liquid seeping […]
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This video describes Part 3 of my book: When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes: Vision Loss and Personal Recovery. The 5 parts of the book follow the phases of shock, grief and gradual adjustment that people often go through after vision loss. This book is a resource and guide for people losing sight, their families, […]
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A TED talk from October 2018 describes how a kid in Britain finally gave in to wearing eyeglasses and found trees had leaves and there were stars in the sky. Many of us who live with impaired sight or blindness find that volunteering our time to help others with vision loss fulfils something in ourselves […]
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