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EOS #2115: Coping with Vision Loss, 04/07/31

Apr 5, 2021

Paul Wallis is a low vision optometrist whose treatment relies on dealing with the psychological adjustment to vision loss before engaging patients in the use of adaptive aids.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with him about types of vision loss, his methods, as well as about his book "Macular Degeneration: A guide to help someone you love."

In this program you will hear two articles, one very informative and easy to understand about our amazing eyes and the other quite entertaining about the funny side of vision loss.      

Experience L!fe magazine has the stated mission of “empowering people to become their healthiest, happiest, most authentic selves, and supporting a balanced, deeply satisfying way of life”. Readings from the January/February 2021 issue include articles on how exercise may prevent or slow vision loss; how fear is an expression of our love of life, and embracing vulnerability can help us face fear; how giving up sugar for a year provided one man with many health benefits, including weight loss.

People with poorly controlled diabetes are more susceptible to more severe infection, whether it’s Covid-19, influenza, or tuberculosis. Elevated blood sugar directly impairs immune function. Also, going for regular eye exams is important for people with diabetes. Articles from the October 2020 issue of Diabetes Self-Management magazine.


Many Americans think loss of vision is a normal part of aging. Think again. The number one cause of vision loss is actually a disease called macular degeneration. This episode of Second Opinion describes the disease and how you may be able to prevent it from compromising your vision.

Host Dr. Peter Salgo speaks with Retinal Expert Michael Rivers, M.D., Ophthalmologist Steven J. Rose, M.D.  and Low Vision Expert Dr. Gwen Sterns, M.D.

The HealthWell Foundation has announced the creation of the Macular Degeneration Fund to help eligible patients with macular degeneration meet their out-of-pocket co-payments and premiums.  

Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic | Eau Claire

If you are dealing with Age-Related Macular Degeneration, you can help with a national research study; but time is of the essence, as there are just two more weeks to participate in this survey.

As I troll the internet looking for information on vision loss, vision research, treatments, studies and daily living tips, I'm always amazed when I find an organization I've never heard of before.  That is the case with the Bright Focus Foundation, an organization that supports research for Alzheimer's, Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma.  In this article, Dr.

Vision Health USA Today supplement

Sep 9, 2016

Today's USA Today has a wonderful supplement called Vision Health with several articles about low vision and a great cover story about Super Bowl MVP Von Miller who details how his personal battle with poor vision inspired him to help underprivileged kids in Denver.

Read this article and all the stories.