Visions Throughout the Lifespan
Vision loss at some level is common as we age. We may also experience issues with cataracts or glaucoma. Macular degeneration is also somewhat common. Vision loss is always scary. There are things we can do to improve our vision and advances in the treatment of many of these conditions has dramatically increased in the past few decades. Be sure to consult with an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist) to adequately address these concerns.
The national Federation of the Blind is NOT just for those who are fully blind or legally blind. They also have support, resources, and programs for those with vision loss. For example, they offer short informational sessions known as accessibility boutiques on that provide short virtual sessions on topics related to new technology ANYONE can use. You can sign up to be informed about upcoming events
If you have vision loss or know someone who does, you can contact the Idaho Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired or the NFB of Idaho. Both state and local information for the NFB of ID can be found at www.nfbidaho.org.
Do not let vision loss stop you from enjoying life as you age!
If you need assistance with transportation to medical appointments related to vision or any condition, contact your local Area Agency on Aging for assistance.
- Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ICBVI)
- National Federation of the Blind (NOT just for the fully or legally blind, but support, resources, and programs for those with vision loss)
- NFB of Idaho for Both state and local information including virtual and in-person meetings www.nfbidaho.org.
- Smartphone Apps and Resources for People with Vision Loss or Impairment (Apple, Android and Standalone Apps) Recommended by NCSPW.org
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