I just love sitting in my air conditioned living room looking outside at the all the color! I have a yard of flowers in bloom in every color and design!
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to not be able to see so well? To sit and look and not see? Or to be able to see, but not quite right?
As a wearer of glasses, I do think about this all the time. For example in the morning when I try to see what time it is on the clock across the room, I get frustrated, because I cannot read it. I could a year ago. But that was before needing a new prescription for bifocals.
I’ve also had grandparents that dealt with glaucoma and vision issues later in life.
Did you know every year nearly 10 million Americans go blind due to AMD or Age-related Macular Degeneration? I knew that this was a part of getting older, but I did not know the numbers were that high!
I also did not know that there is a cure in sight for this condition! The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a non-profit organization, has provided funding for research on cures for blindness, specifically AMD, since 1971. In fact, with the research FFB has already made possible, treatments to stop and in some cases even reverse retinal disease is a reality. This is great news for people over 55 and their families. With AMD it is nearly impossible for grandparents to enjoy the little things in life such as playing games, watching movies and reading to their grandchildren. However, due to innovative research, those things are once again possible for many people…but, we need to continue this outreach, support additional research and find cures.
So if you know anyone affected by age related blindness share this RESOURCE with them.
And check out the Macular Degeneration Website!
Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Foundation for Fighting Blindness for providing this advertising opportunity to promote solutions to those with degenerative eye disease. I did receive a small compensation for this post.