Adjusting to Vision Loss

The emotional adjustment to experiencing vision loss can be as difficult as physical adjustments; many resources are available to help individuals and families with this adjustment process.
 
Below is a list of topics you'll find in this section. Click on a title to jump to a specific topic.
 
 

Adjusting to Vision Loss

 
Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians
Aimed at professionals: understanding and assisting with the losses and adjustment stages that an adult encounters when experiencing vision loss.
 
AMD Alliance International
Symptoms of serious depression in elders who are losing vision.
 
AMD Alliance International
Understanding the powerful and overwhelming reactions to losing vision; how to get support.
 
VisionAware
Information on the effects of vision loss on oneself and others; includes online video.
 
VisionAware
Advice for coping with vision loss, its emotional adjustments, and the reactions of families and friends; includes blog posts and personal stories.
 
VisionAware
A look at common reactions to learning of vision loss, with an online video featuring one woman’s adjustment and her path to independence.
 
VisionAware
Although many age-related vision changes are normal, they can cause problems by interfering with a wide range of everyday activities. This reference sheet from VisionAware explains common vision changes and provides some coping strategies.
 
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
Your healthcare team is made up of many individuals with varied roles in your ongoing adjustment. Learn what to expect of yourself and your team through this process.
 
Hadley School for the Blind
You may benefit from this online course about maintaining self-esteem when coping with the changes that come with blindness.
 

Adjusting to Vision Loss: Organizations & Resources to Explore

 
VisionAware
Resources for those who are experiencing vision loss and their caregivers.
 
VisionAware
Practical, hands-on information, including a "Getting Started" kit, to enhance quality of life and independence for adults with vision loss, their families and friends, caregivers, and vision professionals.