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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Has anyone been refered to this unit?

I've tried to read as much as I can about it, doc says they will probably refer me to them.

What kind of assistance can they provide?

4 surgeries later, my vision is shot.....Eric

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Has anyone been refered to this unit?

I've tried to read as much as I can about it, doc says they will probably refer me to them.

What kind of assistance can they provide?

4 surgeries later, my vision is shot.....Eric

Eric,

I think they will (or should) help connect you with as many resources as they can to help you manage as well as you can with your remaining site. They should assess your needs, and help find you resources (training, technology, equipment) to maximize your use of your remaining site.

My sister is a low vision specialist. :) I could probably find out much more from her.

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Eric,

As a licensed Optician, I highly recommend you attend

any low vision clinic offered. They will usually provide

you with the most technically up to date tools available

along with any therapy suggested for your visual needs.

Good luck to you.

carlie

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Oh wow! You are a licensed Optician?

How neat!!!!

As mentioned, my sister is a low vision specialist. She started many years ago in blind mobility and orientation. I think her first job had her covering 11 counties in Texas (which was a LOT of driving). Then she started getting training in low vision and really loves it! She recently decided to retire from her State employment, and seek something in the low vision field - even if part time. She actually had an interview with the VA a few weeks ago, but hasn't heard back from them.

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Eric,

As a licensed Optician, I highly recommend you attend

any low vision clinic offered. They will usually provide

you with the most technically up to date tools available

along with any therapy suggested for your visual needs.

Good luck to you.

carlie

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I used to really enjoy doing color therapy.

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