Medical Professionals

This section includes suggestions for talking to and helping patients who are blind or low vision and who are often new to vision changes. These patients are most likely unaware of vision rehabilitation services and tips and techniques to manage their lives and regain independence.

For Doctors: Talking to Your Patients About Visual Impairment

Having “the Talk” with Your Patient Talking to your patient about losing vision is something that many doctors dread. You are trained to give the good news about what you can do to save vision or restore sight. But you can’t do that for everyone. The situation is worsening with the dramatic growth in numbers […]

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Doctor and patient talking

Empowering Doctors and Patients: Taking Charge of Diabetes

by Greg Rosenthal, M.D. My sister was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12. She died suddenly at 28, probably from a heart attack or a hypoglycemic episode. The last thing she said to me the night before she died was, “Why is it so dark?” Diabetes back then was a disease […]

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Variety of prescription medications

Information for Pharmacists: Delivery Methods for Providing Accessible Prescription Drug Container Labels

Several delivery methods are available for producing accessible prescription drug container labels in audible, braille, and large print formats. Delivery methods include: Printing Large Print Labels (Hard Copy): Excerpts From Access Board Working Group on Accessible Drug Container Labels: Best Practices for Making Prescription Drug Container Label Information Accessible to Persons Who are Blind or […]

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