Very Helpful Free Booklet and Video Available
The National Eye Institute (NEI) has produced an excellent new resource for people suffering vision loss titled Living With Low Vision. Living With Low Vision includes a booklet and companion DVD that explain what low vision is, provide detection and treatment advice, and offer personal stories of individuals living with different low vision conditions. Single copies of the booklet and DVD are not only available for free order (with free shipping), but the booklet can be downloaded in PDF format, and the full video is available to watch online.
The booklet, Living With Low Vision: What you should know, is designed with the needs in mind of low vision individuals seeking out information, with the text printed in a large, easy-to-read font with accompanying pictures. The booklet serves as a concise but thorough introduction to the subject of low vision, explaining what the condition is, how it can be identified, and how it can be managed. Lists are provided of specific questions to ask an eye care doctor, and there is a glossary of low vision related terms, as well as contact information for Medicare and the National Institute of Health.
The booklet also features personal stories of four people, ranging from a young girl to a senior citizen, all dealing with different forms of low vision. These individuals have all found ways to adapt and thrive in everyday life thanks to treatments tailored to their particular form of vision loss. These stories provide hope and inspiration to individuals seeking out information on how to deal with their own vision difficulties that they too can lead full, active lives with low vision.
The DVD, Living With Low Vision: Stories of Hope and Independence, features on-camera footage of the people whose stories are featured in the booklet, along with commentary from doctors and professionals dealing with low vision. The video includes demonstrations of individuals putting different adaptive equipment and therapies into action in everyday situations. There is also a significant emphasis on the emotional aspect of vision loss and strategies for a healthy and positive mental outlook.
The video content, which is available to view on Youtube and the NEI’s website, includes an eleven and a half minute overview of low vision as well as six videos, roughly two to four minutes each, in which each of the highlighted individuals tells his or her personal story of vision loss, adaptation, and independence.
Free for individuals, available for bulk purchase
Single copies of the booklet and DVD are free, and bulk purchases in multiples of 25 are available for 40 cents apiece, offering a great resource for doctors and service providers. To order the booklet and DVD or view their contents online, click here. To look at the range of vision assistance products offered by EnableMart, click below.