Let the Sunshine In

I rest on the white porch swing with one of my terriers, Tilly. We stare at the bright green grass shooting for the sky. So many sprouts of life. Plants need water and light to grow, and April provides it. We’re made of needy cells, too. What do I need on a regular basis to…

The Death of Dry Eyes

I’m standing in my kitchen with tears streaming down my cheeks. I stir, stir, stir, misty eyed. I could be crying because of how much attention risotto requires. I could be crying over how divided our country is. I could be crying because I miss someone. But no, this time I’m crying in my kitchen out…

One Dot at a Time {VisionAware post}

Welcome, 2017.  Resolution makers, breakers and those who don’t bother, we all face the sparkling promise of the year to come.  It’s invigorating to imagine shedding the dry skin of previous failures or poor choices and to begin with a smooth touch on new goals. For me 2017 will be another year full of adventures–intentional and otherwise–as I live…

In Defense of Pink

Guess what. Pink is good for eyes. It’s true. After listening to a Seminars@Hadley presentation by Dr. Elaine Kitchel on low vision and lighting, I learned about the effects of light on eyes. The best light for retina cells: reds. Most of us know about the damaging effects of UV rays. Macular degeneration and cataracts…

Take 20 to Beat Eye Strain

Near the end of a long workday, it strikes. My neck and shoulders feel achy, my eyes dry and tired. I fight the urge to rub my eyes. Lifting my tea mug, I realize I’m out of water. A headache finishes off the job, sealing me into a bad mood until I spend time resting.It’s…