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Seeking To Be Understood
February 17, 2016

Seeking To Be Understood

One of the difficulties for those with macular degeneration is dealing with the lack of understanding of this retinal condition by family and friends.

Because the eyes appear normal to others and since there are no outward visual signs that might alert someone to one's lack of vision, friends and family often don't realize how AMD has greatly affected the ability to see. Or they may have awareness for a time, but then forget and wonder why you didn't greet them at the store or why you can't read the ingredient list on a cereal box.

February is Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

To help bring awareness to AMD, Women in Film has produced a public service announcement titled, "One Focus." The film follows a woman with AMD through a park and shows how she sees familiar objects like flowers, faces, and signs. While the severity of vision loss for each person is different, it's a great video to show your friends and family to help them understand how your vision has or can be affected.

Check it out here by scrolling to the bottom of the page:

Symptoms of AMD and Video Depicting Vision Loss  

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

Better Health for Better Vision

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