Macular Degeneration and Me

Low Vision and High Hope

WebRN-Macular Degeneration

Here’s another great resource compiled by Leslie Degner, RN.  Easy to read and understand, good articles and follow-up but I particularly like how the site is organized and the easy to see design.

The information is treated with factual precision and clarity too making it a real favorite.  You can sign up for the e-Zine too at WebRN-maculardegeneration.com

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2 thoughts on “WebRN-Macular Degeneration

  1. I NEED SOME HELP I HAVE MACULAR DEGENERATION , AND WANT TO GET A COMPUTER BUT DO NOT KNOW IF I SHOULD GET THE APPLE OR A REGULAR DESKTOP WITH A SCREEN THAT’S A MATT FINISH (LED DISPLAY ) PLEASE CAN YOU HELP ? THE APPLE IS VERY BRIGHT WITH A BACK LIGHT BUILT IN BUT AT THE SAME TIME I DO NOT WANT EYE STRAIN TY.

    • Hello Deb – there are several things to take into consideration when looking for a computer, I believe. Because mad degen has so many variables – glare, depth perception, contrast, vision loss to name a few there doesn’t appear to be one right answer. If you have the ability to get to an Apple store they are very helpful with this and will be able to show you options like brightness and contrast and other assistive applications.

      Then if you can get to another store that carries windows versions – Best Buy in our area has very knowledgeable and helpful staff and loads of choices. They can help you select some computers and do some comparisons.

      I decided to go BIG and purchased an HP Pavilion with a 23″ screen. I have several options to change color, brightness, glare and contrast. For me back light is very helpful – same reason I have a Kindle.

      Not saying this is the right one for you but stay open to what feels best and is easiest to use. Remember there are all kinds of apps and other options out there – explore these – you will be surprised at how many there are. My iPad reads to me as I type, for instance.

      One of the things I will say is the most important is LIGHT – I need lots of overhead lighting, the more the better as long as it is not causing glare. Some people need task lighting. If you haven’t explored types of lighting I would suggest you take some time and explore that as well. Perhaps you have a local eye care professional who can provide this training.

      Hope this helps. Let me know what you decide.

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