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NEWS & EVENTS
Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in working-age Americans. The eye conditions affecting people with diabetes are collectively called diabetic eye disease—these include cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.
Sight Connection social worker Jeffrey Gerhardstein was featured in Washington Talking Book & Braille Library’s fall newsletter, Reading Matters. The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL) is a program of the Washington State Library that provides library services, at the library and by mail, to any Washington resident unable to read standard print material due to visual impairment or disability.
In 1965, Bonnie found herself looking for support for her deaf, blind toddler, Lynnette. During the Rubella epidemic between 1962-65, more than 20,000 children were born with disabilities resulting from infection during pregnancy, including vision and hearing loss. This epidemic impacted families in Seattle, and, with the seeds of support from Sight Connection, launched an increase in advocacy for children with disabilities for the next 50 years.
At Sight Connection, we believe that losing vision doesn’t mean losing independence.
We are so pleased to introduce our new Low Vision Clinic Optometrist and Clinic Director, Dr. Caitlin Walsh. A graduate of UC Berkeley’s School of Optometry, Dr. Walsh is currently the lead clinic optometrist at the Society for the Blind in Sacramento, CA.
Sight Connection is partnering with Sound Generations to provide accessibility training to seniors.
Halloween is right around the corner, and you may see “fashion”, “costume”, or “colored” contact lenses being advertised as the perfect accessory to your costume. Although it might be tempting to take your zombie or cat costume to another level, it is important to remember that contact lenses are not accessories.
DESC is a nonprofit organization that works to end the homelessness of vulnerable people, particularly those living with serious mental or addictive illnesses.
2017 large-print calendars and planners are in now stock! Choose from our best-selling Jumbo Print Wall Calendar, Big Print Desk Calendar, and the EZ2See Weekly Planner! These are perfect items for someone with low vision and a busy lifestyle.
October is Contact Lens Safety Month, and October 15th is White Cane Safety Day, a day designated each year since 1964 to recognize the contributions of Americans who are blind or have low vision.