In this episode, host Nancy Zimmer shares a brochure with you titled  “The Art of Living Well with Low Vision.”  It’s published by Humanware, a company that specializes in assistive equipment for people who are visually impaired. Today’s topics will help you understand your vision loss and how to adjust to your vision loss.  Register here to access the Humanware Guide.

National Eye Institute - NIH

Did you know that nearly 2 million Americans suffer from Age-Related Macular Degeneration? There are currently more than 40 million people age 65 and older in the United States, and that number is expected to double by 2050. As people age, their risk increases for eye diseases and conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, glaucoma, and low vision.

Learn more about age-related macular degeneration.

In this program I will share three personal accounts of what it's like to live with eye diseases. One will be from a woman who has glaucoma and two will be from people who have age-related macular degeneration.

This week's program will focus on the the "Big Four," the most common age-related eye diseases. There will also be a collection of tips to help cope with age-related eye diseases.