blind swimmer anastasia goal to become paralympian

16 Year Old Anastasia’s Pursuit to become a Paralympian

Recently we were inspired by 16 year old Anastasia and felt compelled to share her story with you. At age 11, Anastasia started having difficulty seeing small fonts. By age 14, colors were now just shades of gray. After losing her vision completely, she battled depression and suicidal thoughts. She now has the goal of competing in the next Paralympics.

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Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia Assistive Technology Instructor Julie

Julie’s Inspiring Story from Client To Instructor at VRS

“I just want to be able to crochet,” one of Julie Moses’s clients said. People who have vision loss come to Vision Rehabilitation Services with all sorts of goals. For many, it’s learning how to re-enter the workforce. For others, it’s discovering new ways to take care of their households.

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important facts on Ultraviolet Rays and your eyes

Ultraviolet Rays Affect on Your Eyes

Ultra-violet (UV) rays can damage your eyes and increase your risk of cataracts and cancers of the eye. Because UV rays can be permanently harmful, sunglasses with UV protection are recommended for everyone, but especially for those that work outside or already have existing eye problems. While many have heard

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Glaucoma Awareness

Glaucoma Awareness month is January.  Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause vision loss because of damage to the optic nerve, the nerve responsible for carrying images from the eye to the brain. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness.  It is sometimes called “the sneak thief

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Esref Armagan Blind Painter

Meet Esref Armagan – A Blind Painter

March is National Craft Month and most people would assume that those with visual impairments would have little interest in creating crafts when they can’t fully see their own creation. They would be wrong. Some might believe that creating tactile pieces like pottery or knitted sweaters would be the only

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration ARMD-eyeball

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Mom began to complain about a blurry spot in the middle of her vision while reading; something she loves to do every day. Threading needles for her quilting was also harder and we helped her out by pre-threading them and pinning them to her sewing room curtain. Little did we

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lindsey story of white cane walking on her route

Lindsey’s White Cane Story

What is tall and thin and wears only red with white? That would be me – Daisy, the white cane.  My purpose in life is to help others and my partner in this work is Miss Lindsey.  Together we travel and can do great things!  We believe we can change the

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