Tag Archives: vision loss

Is a Cure to Blindness Really in Sight?

Of course I would love to say emphatically YES, but there are still challenges and obstacles in the way.  With that said however we are closer than ever, the advances in finding a cure to inherited retinal diseases has grown exponentially in the past 5-10 years. We recently attended a presentation at the Carroll Center […]

These Little Hands

Is ASL a Language? A regular question that comes up when raising a deaf child.  It comes up when talking with friends, with family, with other parents, when talking with doctors and specialists, and it comes up during her developmental assessments.  It’s a question I may have asked prior to having a deaf child, after […]

A Retrospective on Worry

The other day a Facebook memory showed up from when Rebecca was only a few months old.  Beth created the post and it was a picture of Rebecca with a caption saying that she could not wait until the day Rebecca could hear her tell her how much she loved her.   When I saw […]

Interactive Visual Acuity Puzzle (Lea Shapes) using RPi3 and Arduino micro

On one of our visits to the ophthalmologist we were told that we should start familiarizing Becca with the Lea shapes (as to why, you can find more about Becca’s journey here).  Because of her retinitis pigementosa, which is a retinal disease associated with Usher Syndrome, she will need to start vision testing much earlier […]

Usher Syndrome Fundraiser

In honor of our daughter Rebecca and all others fighting this disease, we are holding a fundraiser to raise awareness and funds for Usher Syndrome, the leading cause of congenital Deaf/Blindness.  All money raised will be donated directly to the Foundation Fighting Blindness who are leading the efforts to find a cure for Usher sSyndrome.  There […]