DISAPPEARING OBJECTS

I remember when I was in my 40's knowing that I was in "mid-life" when I needed those drugstore reading glasses. I call it the good old...

MY DAD

Ken always says that when someone in the family has eye disease, the whole family is affected. That was certainly the case for my famil...

CLUTTER BUGS

"Clutter bugs" have the biggest challenge, I think, in living with low vision. The more things on the table, the more like wallpaper th...

RECOGNIZING FACES

One of the most annoying aspects of having macular disease is losing the ability to recognize faces. With macular problems, your sharpe...

INTRODUCING OUR BLOG

Beginning this blog is highly personal. While Ken is engaged with it, the writing is my project. It feels natural to begin sharing my t...

MEETING TECHNOLOGY

I have found it interesting to explore with different people I meet the point when they decide to look into electronic reading machines...

THE WHITE CANE

People who feel at risk for falls or insecure about bumping into things, either in their apartment or outside in the world, should cont...

COURAGE

I think we all benefit from a good dose of courage. It challenges a person to the core to lose the ability to see the million daily det...

HAPPY NEW YEAR

A Blue Moon welcomed a new decade last night, and no peek could be had from the rainy northwest. I did manage to reflect on the wild ri...

PRESCRIPTION GLASSES

I so clearly remember when the bubble burst on my notion that the optometrist could fix everything with his glasses magic. "This is as ...

CONTRAST ENHANCING FILTERS

I have an abiding interest that people who are living with vision impairment investigate contrast enhancing eye wear, certain specific ...

MAGNIFYING ON THE GO

Several people have suggested I write more product reviews in these pages. Readers are correctly getting the idea that I use a lot of d...

THE GIRL WITH THE FOCUS CONUNDRUM

My world is full of puzzles as I seek a semblance of clear vision. I am determined to do what I love to do, at the moment I want to do ...

DON’T START A FIRE

Anyone who purchases a hand-held magnifier from us will receive in their box a sheet of information about the Lifetime Warranty that co...

IN MEMORIAM

Marjorie Sundvahl Newton passed away on April 30, 2010. She was 94 years old. She was my mother and the love of my life. I have been ab...

MOTIVATION IS EVERYTHING

Motivation is everything as a person adapts to a life with diminished vision. It takes motivation to find low vision aids in the first ...

IS A BIGGER MONITOR BETTER?

Now that LCD monitors, for the TV, the computer and for the CCTV, come in all sizes, is bigger better when it comes to low vision? N...

TIPS FOR WRITING UNDER A CCTV

Here are my tips to get the hang of writing under a CCTV: Go into the Photo Mode of your CCTV Take magnification down to its lowest...

CHICKEN CHRISTMAS 2011

When I took the plunge and got a small flock of chickens a year ago, I was thinking I was pretty smart to get different breeds and colo...

ACCESSWORLD REVIEW OF IBIS

Access World has just published a review of the IBIS HD. John Rempel authored a thoughtful review, acknowledging IBIS HD on a national,...

GOOD DIRT

I remember when I was little that I loved being in the dirt. I suspect like most kids I probably tried to eat it, too. 2012 was the ...

SEEING CLOSE-IN

I get excited when I have an experience that is a metaphor life with low vision. Why the excitement? I’m not sure. Possibly new metapho...

MAGNIFYING ON THE GO

It’s time for another installment of this occasional series about especially handy magnification aids to take with you. People still li...

CREATING CLARITY

I always say that clutter on a table is like wallpaper. You set something down on a table where lots of other objects are left, and the...

GROWING WINGS

No matter what motivates someone to try our devices, that motivation is like a master key to a new world where gains, not losses, rule ...

WINTER KNITTING PROJECT

It is already ANOTHER year!! Where does the time go? With winter in Vancouver in full swing, I am obsessed with my knitting! I am ma...

WEBSITE UPDATES

As the seasons turn, life continues to hold mysteries. Ken and I have renewed our website once again. This time the change makes the we...

TOO MUCH ACTUAL LIVING I GUESS!

I have not posted a blog for way too long. Too much actual living I guess! The backyard garden has made spring and summer fly, now w...

ORCAM MYEYE 2

OrCam MyEye 2 The OrCam MyEye 2 has come in time to dazzle us for the holidays. It is truly a breakthrough in technology. The two...

THE GOOD EYE

The Good Eye Smack dab in the middle of my visual field, in the eye I absolutely depend on, a cataract has been growing for some yea...

A PERFECT GETAWAY

Earlier this month, Ken and I took an anniversary retreat to an isolated peninsula on the Washington coast. We delighted in fresh razor...

PERFECT LIGHT

Perfect Light Everyone confronting diminishing vision at some point turns to the hunt for perfect light. People identify perfect lig...

SEASON TO CELEBRATE!

A Holiday Wish The holidays are right around the corner, and a new decade is about to begin! Ken and I decided to toast this eventfu...

COPING WITH A NOVEL VIRUS

Last Saturday Ken and I celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary. We did our best to honor the occasion. Admittedly, our hearts are heav...

END OF 21

Another year closes. The holidays are upon us. What a year it has been for just about everyone we know. Since its earliest days in t...

END OF 21

Another year closes. The holidays are upon us. What a year it has been for just about everyone we know. Since its earliest days in t...

COPING WITH A NOVEL VIRUS

Last Saturday Ken and I celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary. We did our best to honor the occasion. Admittedly, our hearts are heav...

SEASON TO CELEBRATE!

A Holiday Wish The holidays are right around the corner, and a new decade is about to begin! Ken and I decided to toast this eventfu...

PERFECT LIGHT

Perfect Light Everyone confronting diminishing vision at some point turns to the hunt for perfect light. People identify perfect lig...

A PERFECT GETAWAY

Earlier this month, Ken and I took an anniversary retreat to an isolated peninsula on the Washington coast. We delighted in fresh razor...

THE GOOD EYE

The Good Eye Smack dab in the middle of my visual field, in the eye I absolutely depend on, a cataract has been growing for some yea...

ORCAM MYEYE 2

OrCam MyEye 2 The OrCam MyEye 2 has come in time to dazzle us for the holidays. It is truly a breakthrough in technology. The two...

TOO MUCH ACTUAL LIVING I GUESS!

I have not posted a blog for way too long. Too much actual living I guess! The backyard garden has made spring and summer fly, now w...

WEBSITE UPDATES

As the seasons turn, life continues to hold mysteries. Ken and I have renewed our website once again. This time the change makes the we...

WINTER KNITTING PROJECT

It is already ANOTHER year!! Where does the time go? With winter in Vancouver in full swing, I am obsessed with my knitting! I am ma...

GROWING WINGS

No matter what motivates someone to try our devices, that motivation is like a master key to a new world where gains, not losses, rule ...

CREATING CLARITY

I always say that clutter on a table is like wallpaper. You set something down on a table where lots of other objects are left, and the...

MAGNIFYING ON THE GO

It’s time for another installment of this occasional series about especially handy magnification aids to take with you. People still li...

SEEING CLOSE-IN

I get excited when I have an experience that is a metaphor life with low vision. Why the excitement? I’m not sure. Possibly new metapho...

GOOD DIRT

I remember when I was little that I loved being in the dirt. I suspect like most kids I probably tried to eat it, too. 2012 was the ...

ACCESSWORLD REVIEW OF IBIS

Access World has just published a review of the IBIS HD. John Rempel authored a thoughtful review, acknowledging IBIS HD on a national,...

CHICKEN CHRISTMAS 2011

When I took the plunge and got a small flock of chickens a year ago, I was thinking I was pretty smart to get different breeds and colo...

TIPS FOR WRITING UNDER A CCTV

Here are my tips to get the hang of writing under a CCTV: Go into the Photo Mode of your CCTV Take magnification down to its lowest...

IS A BIGGER MONITOR BETTER?

Now that LCD monitors, for the TV, the computer and for the CCTV, come in all sizes, is bigger better when it comes to low vision? N...

MOTIVATION IS EVERYTHING

Motivation is everything as a person adapts to a life with diminished vision. It takes motivation to find low vision aids in the first ...

IN MEMORIAM

Marjorie Sundvahl Newton passed away on April 30, 2010. She was 94 years old. She was my mother and the love of my life. I have been ab...

DON’T START A FIRE

Anyone who purchases a hand-held magnifier from us will receive in their box a sheet of information about the Lifetime Warranty that co...

THE GIRL WITH THE FOCUS CONUNDRUM

My world is full of puzzles as I seek a semblance of clear vision. I am determined to do what I love to do, at the moment I want to do ...

MAGNIFYING ON THE GO

Several people have suggested I write more product reviews in these pages. Readers are correctly getting the idea that I use a lot of d...

CONTRAST ENHANCING FILTERS

I have an abiding interest that people who are living with vision impairment investigate contrast enhancing eye wear, certain specific ...

PRESCRIPTION GLASSES

I so clearly remember when the bubble burst on my notion that the optometrist could fix everything with his glasses magic. "This is as ...

HAPPY NEW YEAR

A Blue Moon welcomed a new decade last night, and no peek could be had from the rainy northwest. I did manage to reflect on the wild ri...

COURAGE

I think we all benefit from a good dose of courage. It challenges a person to the core to lose the ability to see the million daily det...

THE WHITE CANE

People who feel at risk for falls or insecure about bumping into things, either in their apartment or outside in the world, should cont...

MEETING TECHNOLOGY

I have found it interesting to explore with different people I meet the point when they decide to look into electronic reading machines...

INTRODUCING OUR BLOG

Beginning this blog is highly personal. While Ken is engaged with it, the writing is my project. It feels natural to begin sharing my t...

RECOGNIZING FACES

One of the most annoying aspects of having macular disease is losing the ability to recognize faces. With macular problems, your sharpe...

CLUTTER BUGS

"Clutter bugs" have the biggest challenge, I think, in living with low vision. The more things on the table, the more like wallpaper th...

MY DAD

Ken always says that when someone in the family has eye disease, the whole family is affected. That was certainly the case for my famil...

DISAPPEARING OBJECTS

I remember when I was in my 40's knowing that I was in "mid-life" when I needed those drugstore reading glasses. I call it the good old...

DISAPPEARING OBJECTS

I remember when I was in my 40's knowing that I was in "mid-life" when I needed those drugstore reading glasses. I call it the good old...

MY DAD

Ken always says that when someone in the family has eye disease, the whole family is affected. That was certainly the case for my famil...

CLUTTER BUGS

"Clutter bugs" have the biggest challenge, I think, in living with low vision. The more things on the table, the more like wallpaper th...

RECOGNIZING FACES

One of the most annoying aspects of having macular disease is losing the ability to recognize faces. With macular problems, your sharpe...

INTRODUCING OUR BLOG

Beginning this blog is highly personal. While Ken is engaged with it, the writing is my project. It feels natural to begin sharing my t...

MEETING TECHNOLOGY

I have found it interesting to explore with different people I meet the point when they decide to look into electronic reading machines...

THE WHITE CANE

People who feel at risk for falls or insecure about bumping into things, either in their apartment or outside in the world, should cont...

COURAGE

I think we all benefit from a good dose of courage. It challenges a person to the core to lose the ability to see the million daily det...

HAPPY NEW YEAR

A Blue Moon welcomed a new decade last night, and no peek could be had from the rainy northwest. I did manage to reflect on the wild ri...

PRESCRIPTION GLASSES

I so clearly remember when the bubble burst on my notion that the optometrist could fix everything with his glasses magic. "This is as ...

CONTRAST ENHANCING FILTERS

I have an abiding interest that people who are living with vision impairment investigate contrast enhancing eye wear, certain specific ...

MAGNIFYING ON THE GO

Several people have suggested I write more product reviews in these pages. Readers are correctly getting the idea that I use a lot of d...

THE GIRL WITH THE FOCUS CONUNDRUM

My world is full of puzzles as I seek a semblance of clear vision. I am determined to do what I love to do, at the moment I want to do ...

DON’T START A FIRE

Anyone who purchases a hand-held magnifier from us will receive in their box a sheet of information about the Lifetime Warranty that co...

IN MEMORIAM

Marjorie Sundvahl Newton passed away on April 30, 2010. She was 94 years old. She was my mother and the love of my life. I have been ab...

MOTIVATION IS EVERYTHING

Motivation is everything as a person adapts to a life with diminished vision. It takes motivation to find low vision aids in the first ...

IS A BIGGER MONITOR BETTER?

Now that LCD monitors, for the TV, the computer and for the CCTV, come in all sizes, is bigger better when it comes to low vision? N...

TIPS FOR WRITING UNDER A CCTV

Here are my tips to get the hang of writing under a CCTV: Go into the Photo Mode of your CCTV Take magnification down to its lowest...

CHICKEN CHRISTMAS 2011

When I took the plunge and got a small flock of chickens a year ago, I was thinking I was pretty smart to get different breeds and colo...

ACCESSWORLD REVIEW OF IBIS

Access World has just published a review of the IBIS HD. John Rempel authored a thoughtful review, acknowledging IBIS HD on a national,...

GOOD DIRT

I remember when I was little that I loved being in the dirt. I suspect like most kids I probably tried to eat it, too. 2012 was the ...

SEEING CLOSE-IN

I get excited when I have an experience that is a metaphor life with low vision. Why the excitement? I’m not sure. Possibly new metapho...

MAGNIFYING ON THE GO

It’s time for another installment of this occasional series about especially handy magnification aids to take with you. People still li...

CREATING CLARITY

I always say that clutter on a table is like wallpaper. You set something down on a table where lots of other objects are left, and the...

GROWING WINGS

No matter what motivates someone to try our devices, that motivation is like a master key to a new world where gains, not losses, rule ...

WINTER KNITTING PROJECT

It is already ANOTHER year!! Where does the time go? With winter in Vancouver in full swing, I am obsessed with my knitting! I am ma...

WEBSITE UPDATES

As the seasons turn, life continues to hold mysteries. Ken and I have renewed our website once again. This time the change makes the we...

TOO MUCH ACTUAL LIVING I GUESS!

I have not posted a blog for way too long. Too much actual living I guess! The backyard garden has made spring and summer fly, now w...

ORCAM MYEYE 2

OrCam MyEye 2 The OrCam MyEye 2 has come in time to dazzle us for the holidays. It is truly a breakthrough in technology. The two...

THE GOOD EYE

The Good Eye Smack dab in the middle of my visual field, in the eye I absolutely depend on, a cataract has been growing for some yea...

A PERFECT GETAWAY

Earlier this month, Ken and I took an anniversary retreat to an isolated peninsula on the Washington coast. We delighted in fresh razor...

PERFECT LIGHT

Perfect Light Everyone confronting diminishing vision at some point turns to the hunt for perfect light. People identify perfect lig...

SEASON TO CELEBRATE!

A Holiday Wish The holidays are right around the corner, and a new decade is about to begin! Ken and I decided to toast this eventfu...

COPING WITH A NOVEL VIRUS

Last Saturday Ken and I celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary. We did our best to honor the occasion. Admittedly, our hearts are heav...

END OF 21

Another year closes. The holidays are upon us. What a year it has been for just about everyone we know. Since its earliest days in t...