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Why Do People With Visual Impairments Need Medical IDs?


Why do people with visual impairments need medical IDs?

Having a vision impairment, which is sometimes called “low vision,” means that you are unable to see well even with medication, surgery, glasses, or contacts. There is a wide range of vision impairment, with some people having mild cases and others much more severe. Typically, vision impairment and blindness impact the elderly as the result of eye diseases that are also associated with old age:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Macular Degeneration

There are other causes of visual impairment that impact people of all ages:

  • Injuries
  • Congenital Defects
  • Various Eye Disorders

In some cases, visual impairments are treatable and reversible, but this is not always the case. Many people who experience impaired vision have lifelong, and life-altering, vision challenges. The best ways to avoid blindness and serious visual impairments are to go in for comprehensive eye exams at least every two years (or as recommended by your eye doctor) and always protect your eyes during sports, when using machinery, and when engaging in other activities where you are at risk of eye injury.

For people with glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, eye injuries, congenital defects, eye disorders, and other visual impairments medical ID jewelry is a real necessity. In the event of an accident, EMTs and other emergency medical personnel treating you may consider lack of vision or lack of appropriate eye response to stimuli a sign of injury such as head trauma. Letting them know right away that you are visually impaired or blind enables them to more quickly rule out head trauma and move on to other important treatment activities. 


I love your bracelets I tweet about your company often and tell a lot of people I come across about your company. I'd just like to mention here that I have a visual impairment. I don't suffer from one. Empowering language is an important component to any business that makes products for people with disabilities. If you'd like more information please contact me!
Posted @ Monday, February 18, 2013 11:32 AM by Sarah Funes
Sarah, thank you for reading and commenting on this article. We appreciate your feedback and have updated the article to reflect your suggestions. Thanks again for your support!
Posted @ Monday, February 18, 2013 11:56 AM by Jenna White
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