Going Blind and Going Forward
According to a recent national poll by the American Foundation for the Blind: Americans fear vision loss more than they fear cancer, HIV/AIDS, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and other serious health problems.
Yet despite, or perhaps of, this fear, most of us are very ill informed about vision loss, how to prevent it and how to treat it. We remain in the dark about this hugely important issue, often allowing preventable problems to escalate until they seem insurmountable. And there is little discussion about the new technologies and training that allow people with vision loss to continue leading full, active lives once available medical intervention has been exhausted.