March 4, 2017 Mary Kay Evans

Macular Degeneration is Leading Cause of Blindness

Finding emotional support for macular degeneration is not that easy. “No one can see-what you are not seeing. And because you still can see, people do not understand the impact of this disease. The loss of your central vision is serious. The macula is only one small part of the retina, however it is the most sensitive and gives us sharp central vision. When it degenerates, macular degeneration leaves a blind spot right in the center of vision making it difficult or impossible to recognize faces, read a book, or pass the driver’s vision test.

Finding the emotional support is imperative listed here is a site that has provided information and support to others who understand what you are going through.

I urge you to reach out in your community and find the support you need. Please make sure you pay close attention to your visual health as well as you emotional well-being. Losing one’s sight is never easy, however their are many services to support and guide you. Guide Dogs for The Blind is also free to those with sight impairment. If you have questions we can answer please contact us. We are here to help and here to listen. 

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