Tuesday, April 18, 2017

#ffbamd I Think Everyone Would Agree: Helping Prevent Blindness is a Very Big Deal!


The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a non-profit organization that has been researching cures for blindness, specifically AMD, since 1971, has been able to stop or reduce blindness, which is great news for people over 55 and their families. While that is all well and good (boy is it!), they are still looking for ways to to continue their outreach, research and find cures.



Get your free brochure HERE.
Preventing the loss of sight, particularly due to Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a retinal disease that is the leading cause of blindness in adults 55 and older, is something that could be important to every one of us at one time or another. I know my maternal grandfather lost an eye, yep, the entire eye. They put a glass one in for him. He never grouched much (which is amazing, now that I look back on it as an adult), and if you didn't know the story, you would just think his eye was a bit 'off.' You honestly couldn't tell it was glass. If he could have not lost his sight though, I know he would have been ecstatic. It changes everything when you lose one of your five senses, even if it is a partial loss, such as was the case with my grandpa. I would imagine it's never an easy adjustment to make. 

Try to think of a world, where adjusting to blindness did not have to be the case. Imagine a world where there was a permanent and all-inclusive cure. It could happen, maybe. We can only hope...and research,and test and try again until the goal has been achieved.

Click HERE to download a free guide to age related Age-Related Macular Degeneration. The brochure has been put together and brought to you by The Foundation Fighting Blindness. The purpose of it is to help anyone interested in the research of and/or desire to learn more about AMD.

22 comments:

  1. I can't even imagine going blind. It would be great to eliminate this!!

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  2. Fantastic cause... definitely worth sharing!

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  3. My dad lost vision in one eye. He still is able to drive though.

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  4. Fabulous cause! my gran who I was extremely close to was blind for the last decade of her life so this is a cause very close to my heart!

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  5. I believe I could possibly have symptoms of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Every since I crossed the 50 mark, my eyesight has gone downhill.

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  6. I hope I grow up into a world where blindness can be prevented and cured. Your right losing your sight could change everything x

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  7. Just went to the eye doctor and I'd going fine. We go each year to make sure. We all need to do our part to maintain our eye health. I too can't imagine being blind. It would be great if this was no longer an issue.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  8. Getting rid of it forever would sure be a win, losing one's eyesight would be the worst sense to lose.

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  9. I had one student that was blind. It was hard because she didn't use her resources to enlarge things. She had albinism, so her eyes were super sensitive.

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  10. Anything that can be done to end blindness would be a blessing. Thank you for sharing this information.

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  11. This is something I think everyone could agree on. It would be an amazing thing if we could prevent this from happening.

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  12. My Grandmother suffered form Macular Degeneration. It would be so wonderful if there was a way to prevent it.

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  13. My uncle has Macular Degeneration and can hardly see things these days. So much so, when I was sitting on the couch he just didn't see me and sat down right in my lap. He was quite embarrassed. Anything to help eliminate blindness would be a blessing for him and many others!

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  14. Eye sight is very important indeed. It would be nice to prevent it altogether. This is definitely something that we should look into.

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  15. We're not getting any younger and it would be nice to learn more about how to take good care of our health especially our eyes. It would be nice to raise awareness on this.

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  16. My uncle was lost his vision but still he knows how to walk alone, It's so great to have a way to prevent blindness.

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  17. It would be so great to find cure for blindness. It is also great to spread awareness about blindness and how to prevent it.

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  18. This is really important. It is important to take care of yourself and your loved ones as much as possible and work towards bigger things like cures for illnesses like blindness.

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  19. Sight is one of the main senses so it's so bad if you lose vision. FFD is doing a good advocacy.

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  20. Definitely a very important issue! I know nutrition plays a big role. I learned a few years ago that relief organizations prioritize giving vitamin A to children because very low levels can lead to blindness.

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  21. So thank you for the free guide. I am more than willing to learn about Age-Related Macular Degeneration. This really helps people become acquainted about this issue.
    ~one sporty mother

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  22. I don't know how to live in a world full of darkness. I really take good care of my eyes and in fact I still have 20/20 vision. I am glad that there's an initiative like this. I hope people would be more aware about the diseases that contribute to blindness.

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