vision loss

Vision loss, along with aging, can have a negative impact on balance.  But there are things you can do to strengthen your body and help maintain balance. 

The American Foundation of the Blind has a few simple exercises and movements that you can work into your daily routine to help strengthen your core and improve your balance.

Read the full article and check out the exercises.


So you've just been diagnosed with some form of low vision (macular degeneration, glaucoma, or a myriad of other diagnoses) and you're not sure how you're going to do things around the house anymore.  Or maybe you've heard of a new adaptive device and you don't know if it is right for you.  

There are many ways that you can go about researching what to ask your doctor, how to do your laundry or cook with low vision, what device is best for your particular needs and uses.  But one research tool that can give you a broad spectrum of results is YouTube!

American Foundation for the Blind

Getting ready for and attending college can be a daunting process, even if one is fully sighted.  But what if one has a visual impairment?  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ellen Trief, a Professor at Hunter College, about her book “College Bound – A Guide for Students with Visual Impairments” which offers practical advice for prospective and current students.

Vision loss due to stroke or brain trauma

May 1, 2017

If you've had a stroke or some other brain injury, you may have noticed changes in your vision - particularly on one side or the other.  Although there are multiple possibilities, we just learned about this one - homonymous hemianopsia, which is the loss of half of the field of view on the same side in both eyes. It generally happens when the optic nerve communication to the brain is interrupted.  You can read more about this and watch a video that explains it all here.