Envision an Independent Lifestyle
Hello friends and families. The month of October is a special time when we enjoy the fall season and look forward to the holidays that are soon to come. As the days get shorter, the weather becomes crisper and we gear up for winter traditions, our hopes become brighter. This time of year is the nationally designated month to raise awareness for a condition that affects 7.3 million people in our country; the people who are visually impaired or blind.
Blindness is present in every age group, and the number of people who are legally blind is expected to grow over time. In fact, it is predicted that seniors alone will represent 1.6 million of those who are blind by 2015. Since we rely heavily on our sense of sight, not only are there many causes for visual impairment, but also many ways it can impact the lives of those who have lost their sight.
Most often, the loss of vision is a gradual process. However, for the people it affects, it is a condition that takes not only their independence, but in some cases their livelihood. It is important for every blind person to know that they are not alone – that there are avenues of help for them. Many organizations, companies and individuals provide resources that brighten and clarify a world that has become dim and dark.
Loss of vision does not have to be a debilitating condition. The medical and technological industries are ever the innovators of new methods to prolong healthy eyesight, correct poor visions, and provide aid to those who cannot see. Adaptation to and recovery from blindness are becoming more and more possible. It is possible for the blind to participate in their favorite activities, interact with the people they love, and lead meaningful and active lives.
Of the many advocates for the blind, Synergy HomeCare is one that gives personal assistance and emotional support to blind people and their families. With the help of our caregivers many people with low vision have adjusted their homes to be more blind-friendly, and have become more active in various activities. With a little bit of assistance, the blind can be a strong voice of innovation and inspiration to us. Synergy HomeCare is happy to help.
Founder and CEO Synergy HomeCare
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The world is a different place for people with low vision and blindness. Whether the result of gradual vision loss or a sudden injury, there are things you can do to make your living space more comfortable and navigable, as well as take part in the activities you love. Chances are you know or work with someone with impaired vision. Please, consider sharing these resources with them. They provide useful tips for family caregivers to use to ease the lifestyle and increase the freedom of those they care for. This is only a partial list of our many resources for the blind. To view the full list, please visit our site.
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