vision loss

Linda Armijo
March 09, 2017
By Future In Sight

In 2008, David Hagen, 64, of Hampton, began experiencing smoky vision. He made an appointment with his doctor, who concluded it might be a symptom of dry eyes, but suggested that he see a specialist to ensure it was nothing major. A year later, he visited an optometrist thinking he needed glasses. During that appointment, the diagnosis was devastating: he had advanced glaucoma which had caused optic nerve damage.

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June 17, 2019
By Future In Sight
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CONCORD, N.H. (June 2017) – Future In Sight was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund to support the New Hampshire Lives and Thrives Program, which provides critical vision rehabilitation services and offsets the costs of adaptive aids and devices, which do not receive insurance reimbursement.

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November 17, 2016
By Marcia Clark

2016 Jo Adcock Service Award Presented to Randy Pierce 

Nashua, NH – November 17, 2016: On November 12th, during a celebratory fundraising dinner that was hosted by the organization 2020 Vision Quest, the New Hampshire Association for the Blind’s Client Services Committee surprised Randy Pierce of Nashua with the 2016 Jo Adcock Service Award.

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CONCORD, NH (March 20, 2017) – Future In Sight, formerly known as the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, will be hosting Opening Space for the Future of Sight on April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, New Hampshire.

This learning exchange aims to generate dynamic new conversations and action around the future of blindness and sight loss across disciplines, demographics, and industry segments including education, training, and rehabilitation services for babies, children, adults and seniors

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April 30, 2018
By Future In Sight

Understanding The Critical Needs of NH's Blind & Visually Impaired 

Tom Raffio of Northeast Delta Dental Radio recently took the time to sit down with David Morgan. In this 20 minute interview they discuss a myriad of topics ranging from the critical issues faced by NH's blind and visually impaired community to the numerous ways individuals can get involved with the mission of Future In Sight. I encourage you to take a listen to this podcast. As always, we welcome and appreciate your comments.   

 

 


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"It was kind of one of those kismet moments where you figure something out." 

As Kelly Spain-Kelly was lining things up for her daughter Delaney's start in public school, she reached out to Future In Sight for information on services for Delaney.  She heard a lot, particularly of the shortage of trained  professionals who work with the visually impaired. And, life moved forward from there. As Kelly puts it, “I said, 'I have an education background. What do I need to do to help?'"

“It was kind of one of those kismet moments where you figure something out,” said Spain-Kelly. “I literally got off the phone and was like, ‘This is it. This is what I want to do.’”

Read the full story. Thanks to Kelly for sharing her family's story and to the Travis Morin of the Union Leader for telling it so well.  

For more information about Future In Sight's programs and services, please call (603) 224-4039.  If you'd like to learn more about how we transform lives through education, training and support please join us for a tour of our mission. Contact Jane Driscoll at jdriscoll@futureinsight.org to sign up.

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"Unique dining event is a fundraiser for crucial programs & services" 

Future In Sight seeks to advance the spirit of independence for individuals who are blind and visually impaired. Ray Duckler of the Concord Monitor captures the essence of his recent dining experience at Giuseppe's Pizzeria in Meredith, NH. His complete article can be found here

For more information about Future In Sight's programs and services, please call (603) 224-4039 or visit www.futureinsight.org. If you'd like to learn more about how we transform lives through education, training and support please join us for a tour of our mission. Contact Marcia Clark at mclark@futureinsight.org to sign up.

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March 28, 2018 ─ Concord, NH ─ Future In Sight, formerly known as New Hampshire Association for the Blind, is holding its 15th  Annual Walk for Sight on Saturday, June 2nd in downtown Concord.  Sign up as a Team Captain today and have your family, friends and neighbors join your team to Walk for Sight!

This 3K walk is Future In Sight’s largest fundraiser of the year.  Proceeds from the Walk help the Organization provide vision rehabilitation programs and services to people who are blind and visually impaired in New Hampshire.

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CONCORD, NH (May 30, 2017) – To improve access to technology and educational materials available to blind and visually impaired schoolchildren in New Hampshire, the state Department of Education is partnering with Future In Sight, a Concord-based nonprofit that offers therapeutic, educational, and recreational services to sight impaired residents, to help train teachers on new technology and curriculum that can help children learning with sight limitations.

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Becky Berk

CONCORD, NH — August 14, 2018 — Organization is working towards educational advancement for students with sight impairments as the 2018-2018 school year approaches.

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September 20, 2018
By Future In Sight

"Peer Support is a Crucial Element to Our Clients Success" 

Future In Sight provides an array of recreational activities for our clients who live with vision loss or blindness. A recent adventure of canoeing and kayaking down the Contoocook River was captured by Nick Stoico of the Concord Monitor. His complete article can be found here

For more information about Future In Sight's programs and services, please call (603) 224-4039 or visit www.futureinsight.org. If you'd like to learn more about how we transform lives through education, training and support please join us for a tour of our mission. Contact Marcia Clark at mclark@futureinsight.org to sign up.

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December 05, 2016
By Future In Sight

3rd Wednesday in June, July and August 8:30-9:30 AM

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CONCORD, N.H. (April 20, 2017) – Future In Sight has partnered with Crotched Mountain Foundation’s ATECH Services to run the vision loss education program formerly offered by ATECH Services. The agreement allows Future In Sight to expand the availability of education services for blind and visually impaired children across the state.

Crotched Mountain Foundation will continue to handle the management, finances, and structure of ATECH Services, which provides assistive technology to children and adults with disabilities.

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November 07, 2017
By Future In Sight

CONCORD, N.H. (November 2017) – At the annual meeting of the Board of Directors in October 2017, Randy Pierce, Chairman of the Board announced the nomination of the following individuals to serve as Directors of the Board. 

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May 26, 2019
By Future In Sight

"It's really a blessing," Hagen said of Future In Sight. 

Dave goes on to say, "It's kind of one of the things that makes me almost see the bright side." Seacoastonline reporter Max Sullivan interviewed Dave Hagen to better understand why Dave participates so enthusiastically in the annual Walk for Sight.  You can read the whole story here.  Thank you, Dave for all you do, and for sharing your personal story with others.

For more information about Future In Sight's programs and services, please call (603) 224-4039.  If you'd like to learn more about how we transform lives through education, training and support please join us for a tour of our mission. Contact Jane Driscoll at jdriscoll@futureinsight.org to sign up.

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Cherie Senz
March 29, 2017
By Future In Sight

From grief to positivity - Cherie Senz of Derry, NH has lived with vision problems since she was a baby. She was diagnosed with retinopathy of prematurity after being placed in an incubator due to her premature birth. 

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Trahan Family

It's hard to believe that only 5 years ago, at age 42, Dana Trahan was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Though operable, the swelling of the tumor damaged her optic nerve, causing severe and permanent vision loss. After the turmor was removed, the doctors were hopeful that her sight would improve. Sadly, that never happened.

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Christine Durocher

Meet Christine Durocher. Christine's story is not unlike the many individuals we help. She was left with life altering vision loss after a diagnosis of a brain tumor involving her optic nerve when she was just a Junior in college. Following surgery to remove the tumor, Christine was grateful to emerge with 15% of her sight remaining as the doctors were concerned she may be left completely blind. As you can imagine, the journey was not easy. Read her story of transformation.

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Linda Armijo
May 21, 2014
By Future In Sight

Linda Armijo - When I had a stroke back in January 2013, I didn’t think to go to the hospital right away. I assumed I had a bad flu. But I was very wrong. It was a stroke that resulted in homonymous hemianopsia, a condition I developed after my brain hemorrhaged. 

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