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How ‘Eye’ See It- Reflections of a Mother to a VI Child

Vision loss is not a forethought for many. It isn’t until it affects us or a loved one when we finally see its importance.    As a mother of a visually impaired child, my life changed after my son’s diagnosis. My son, JP, has multiple eye impairments, including glaucoma, which he’s battled throughout his 13 years of life. As his…
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How a Blind Photographer “Sees” the World

How does a person with visual impairments “see” the world? An even more challenging question is – how does a person with visual impairments capture that world through the lens of a camera? Photographer Chelsea Stark was born with optic nerve damage and is considered legally blind. She has a vision capacity that allows only…
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How “Eye” See It – Reflections from NBCF Board Vice President Jacob Oberman

  I have lived in Nevada since moving here a week after graduating college 15 years ago. Like many other college graduates, when I moved here, I was hungry to start a career and began working my way up the corporate ladder. I’m very fortunate as I am now a Senior Vice President with a…
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How “Eye” See It – Reflections from NBCF Intern Shelby

My past few weeks interning with Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation, NBCF, have been beyond amazing. When I first accepted the internship offer in April, I was unsure of how I would handle being around children on a daily basis. I had no previous experience of working with children in this type of setting, and I…
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Eye Care Tips for Summer

Eye Care Tips for Summer By: Briana Philippi As the school year ends and many students head into summer vacation, the want to be outdoors and cooling off in the pool quickly becomes a need. With the love for outdoors increasing over the summer, remembering basic eye care and protection is crucial in the Las…
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Reading Resources for VI Students

Reading Resources to Check Out By Briana Philippi   The advancement of technology continues to provide a further resource to our students. From voice over readings to descriptive on-screen audio, technology allows many of our students the opportunity to listen to books and navigate onscreen. While this is helpful, the difficulty of finding affordable, inexpensive or free physical…
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Create Hands-On Kid-Friendly Resolutions: By Briana Philippi

With the start of the new year comes new resolutions and goals. Although adults typically come up with their own resolutions the first week of the new year, it doesn’t mean you can’t include your child(ren). Resolutions naturally surround improvements to  your physical, mental/emotional and/or social health; however, they can also be used for improvements…
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How ‘Eye’ See It — Reflections from NBCF Student Carly Lamb

I have been a participant for the Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation (“NBCF”) since 2014 (this is my fourth year).  As of 2016, I started learning how to become a Counselor for the younger participants through the NBCF Counselor In Training (CIT) program.  Throughout the last four years, I have been involved in almost every program…
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August is Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month

With a large number of states beginning the school year earlier, August is the new September! Along with school supply shopping and purchasing those back-to-school clothing items, Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation (NBCF) wants you to make sure to include an eye examination as part of your back to school check list! Vision plays an important…
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