Cheshire, CT, March 10, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- An estimated 15 million Americans have Macular Degeneration, says the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS). By 2050, as baby boomers age, 22 million people will be afflicted by this incurable disease. A progressive deterioration of the eyesight, Macular Degeneration eventually renders sufferers unable to see faces, objects, read, drive or conduct a normal lifestyle. The psychological impact can be devastating. Despair, acute depression, even suicide occurs with some patients.
Vision loss expert Charlie Collins can relate. Charlie, a 46-year old Cheshire resident, at age 10 was diagnosed with juvenile Macular Degeneration. Today he is legally blind. Following several years of utter despair and anger, Collins took a different tact. He educated himself about the disease and parlayed his disability into entrepreneurial success.
Charlie owns Cheshire retail store, Vision Dynamics, www.visiondynamics.com, which offers a plethora of visual adaptive technologies, reportedly the largest regional inventory. A certified professional success coach, Charlie altruistically travels the northeast counseling visually impaired audiences, educating them about the disease, the psychological implications, providing resources, coping strategies, technology advances and advice. To date, he has helped over 14,000 people to manage their own progressive blindness.
Vision Dynamics is located in Cheshire, CT. at 470 West Main Street. The store is open Tuesday through Thurs. 9 -5, Friday 9 - 1, Sat. 10 - 2. The store is closed Sunday, Monday. Phone: 203-271-1944. www.visiondynamics.com.