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What to Tell Your Employer When You’re Losing Your Sight

As people are living longer, many who are still working are experiencing vision loss and
question whether they can continue in their jobs. Vision loss does not mean job loss.
However, “The initial stages of vision loss can be difficult, especially if you enjoy your work
and don’t want to give it up, are concerned that your job may be in jeopardy, or know that
you can’t afford early retirement.” In a very comprehensive VisionAware article, John
Zamora, MS, CDMS, provides step-by-step guidance on gaining information about your
Vision loss, low vision resources, workplace adaptations and vision rehabilitation services.
Talking to Your Employer