Books on Coping with Eye Disease

Gale Oren, Librarian
Gale Oren, Librarian

If you are looking for resources on coping with impaired vision, the U-M Kellogg Eye Center can help. Kellogg Librarian Gale Oren, MILS, has compiled a list of books with advice for patients and their families on living with low vision. Other books on the list describe eye diseases that may lead to low vision, which is defined as loss of vision that is permanent and cannot be corrected by medical treatment. The books can be viewed at the Eye Center.

Kellogg's Low Vision and Rehabilitation Clinic provides services for individuals with low vision. Our optometrists and occupational therapist help patients make the most of their remaining vision, using a wide range of techniques and adaptive devices.  To make an appointment, please call 734-764-5106.

Books on Living with Low Vision

All about Your Eyes, by Sharon Fekrat and Jennifer S. Weizer
2006, Duke University Press

College Bound: A Guide for Students with Visual Impairments, by Ellen Trief and Raquel Feeney
2005, American Foundation for the Blind*

Coping with Vision Loss: Maximizing What You Can See and Do, by Bill Chapman and Dr. Lin Moore
2001, Hunter House Publishers

Coping with Vision Loss: Understanding the Psychological, Social, and Spiritual Effects, by Cheri Colby Langdell and Tim Langdell
2010, Praeger

Dealing with Vision Loss, by Fredrick A. Olver
2007, Author House*

The First Year: Age-Related Macular Degeneration: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, by Daniel L. Roberts
2006, Marlowe & Company*

Eye Care Sourcebook, 3rd edition, by Amy L. Sutton
2007, Omnigraphics

Glaucoma: A Guide for Patients. An Introduction for Care-Providers. A Quick Reference, 3rd edition, by Josef Flammer
2006, Hogrefe & Huber

Glaucoma: A Patient's Guide to the Disease, 3rd edition, by Graham E. Trope
2004, University of Toronto Press

Living with Low Vision
2005, Resources for Rehabilitation

Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Saving and Maximizing Your Sight, by Lylas G. Mogk and Marja Mogk
2003, Ballantine Books

Macular Disease: Practical Strategies for Living with Vision Loss, by Peggy R. Wolfe
2008, Park Publishing Inc.

Making Life More Livable: Simple Adaptations for Living at Home after Vision Loss, by Maureen A. Duffy
2002, American Foundation for the Blind*

Making Wise Medical Decisions: How to Get the Information You Need
2001, Resources for Rehabilitation

A Man's Guide to Coping with Disability
2003, Resources for Rehabilitation

A Matter of Dignity: Changing the World of the Disabled, by Andrew Potok
2002, Banton Books

Meeting the Needs of Employees with Disabilities
2004, Resources for Rehabilitation

Meeting the Needs of People with Vision Loss: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, by Susan L. Greenblatt
1991, Resources for Rehabilitation

Providing Services for People with Vision Loss: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, by Susan L. Greenblatt
1989, Resources for Rehabilitation

Reader's Digest Guide to Eye Care: Common Vision Problems, from Dry Eye to Macular Degeneration, by Jennifer S. Weizer and Joshua D. Stein
2010, Reader's Digest Association

Resources for Elders with Disabilities
2003, Resources for Rehabilitation

Singular View: The Art of Seeing with One Eye, by Frank P. Brady (self-published)
2004

When You Have a Visually Impaired Student in your Classroom: A Guide for Paraeducators, by Joanne Russotti and Rona Shaw
2004, American Foundation for the Blind*

When You Have a Visually Impaired Student in your Classroom: A Guide for Teachers
2002, American Foundation for the Blind*

When You Have a Visually Impaired Student with Multiple Disabilities in your Classroom: A Guide for Teachers, by Jane N. Erin
2004, American Foundation for the Blind*

Woman's Guide to Coping with Disability
2003, Resources for Rehabilitation

Updated 1/26/11

* Available also in electronic and/or audio format

Last Modified: Wednesday, 19-Sep-2012 10:04:48 EDT