Vision health plays a pivotal role in your life. If you have 20 /20 vision, good for you! If your vision health has deteriorated due to aging or other reasons, it is not the end of the world: there are benefits that can help you; also make the best and the most out of what you have.
If your vision health has deteriorated and have become visually impaired, and as a result cannot work, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. There are two different benefit programs that are offered to the visually impaired and those who do not qualify for one are generally able to qualify for the other, and you may even be eligible for both programs.
The first program is called Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI. This benefit is based on your work history. In order to qualify for this program, you must have earned a certain amount work credits, that is, to have certain number of years in the work force. The SSA will then figure up the amount of benefits you are eligible to receive based on your work credits.
The other program is called Social Security Income or SSI. This program is not based on work credits, but on your current financial situation. This program is a great option for you if you do not have enough work credits to qualify for SSDI.
No matter the intensity of your visual impairment, always do your best to improve your vision and vision health because seeing always maintains the quality of your life at any stage or phase of your life. My most recent book publication The Book of Life and Living shows you the wisdom in the art of living well. This 200-page book explains in detail how to use ancient wisdom, contemporary wisdom, and Biblical wisdom to live your life as if everything is a miracle. With wisdom, you can do the following: .
- Eat eye healthy foods—fruit, vegetables, lean meats, and fish—to strengthen your eyesight and to reduce the risk for age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma.
- Do eye exercises to improve certain vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatisms, and even a combination of those eye problems. They are easy to do and only take a few minutes of each day to do in order to begin to have a positive effect on your eyesight.
- Get regular eye exams on a regular basis—every two years in most cases—to ensure that there are no issues with your eyes or your vision, and if there are issues, they can be detected early on so they can be treated right away before any major damage or other issues arise.
Read my book: Vision Self-Healing to find out how you may heal your eye problems through diet, exercise, and the mind. With better vision health, you can live your life as if everything is a miracle.
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