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Vision Loss
Vision Loss

Vision Loss

Strategies for Living with Hope and Independence

HEALTH & FITNESS

272 Pages, 7.75 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: March 2014

ISBN 9780979294532

Rights: US & CA

Park Publishing, Inc. (Mar 2014)

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Overview

Bring declining sight into focus with this in-depth guide

Filled with compelling ideas and practical tips, the updated third edition of this book—formerly titled Macular Disease—broadens its scope to offer a positive, take-charge approach to living with declining sight, regardless of the cause. Featuring photos of special lighting and other aids and insight from the author's own personal experience with impaired vision, this oversized handbook is ideally formatted for readers with vision loss by employing the use of large print on glare-resistant paper. Offering reassurance, hope, and personal insight, this revised edition contains practical tips for performing daily tasks, descriptions of adaptive strategies, and an expanded section on high-tech assistive technologies. With strong endorsements from medical communities, the book includes an invaluable index and resource list for readers.

Reviews

"Verdict: Printed in a large, dark font, this book provides basic, valuable, just-in-time information for those individuals facing vision loss, especially older adults. Highly recommended" — Library Journal Express "All of us who deal with low vision patrons were absolutely delighted to see this book come along. I think the book is a fantastic resource." —Dodie Frisbie, Outreach Librarian, Niles (Illinios) Public Library District "The book is informative, well-written, and practical. A lot of research, thought, and effort has gone into this book, and the result is excellent." —Dorothy J. Horns, MD, Southdale Eye Clinic, Edina, Minnesota “A brilliant book not to be missed by anyone with low vision and their caregivers. From the moment I opened this book, I knew I was in good hands. To my delight, I could read it! The size and blackness of the print, the paper quality, the careful spacing of words, lines, and margins—all contribute to its readability for me, a person with low vision. The chapter on improving reading ability intrigued me first, in that it is personally my biggest challenge at present. It was so helpful that I decided to read the book from cover to cover. Helpful hints for daily living about everything from cooking to personal grooming to aid in writing a check abound on each page. Even though my vision deterioration results from a rare condition affecting the macula, pathological myopia, rather than the more common macular degeneration, the strategies for dealing with vision challenges definitely apply to me. Now the book has become a reference manual for me, aided by the excellent index and appendix. Finally, the book encourages me to become a creative problem solver as I meet new challenges.” —Marquita O’Connor

Author Biography

Peggy R. Wolfe developed her expertise about macular disease while living with her own macular degeneration since 1999. Her history with the disease goes back 50 years when her uncle and later her mother developed macular disease, and she helped them learn to cope. She lives in Minnetonka, Minnesota.