HubMob Weekly topic: Eye health, Visual impairment and Blindness

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  1. Princessa profile image83
    Princessaposted 9 years ago

    Hello Hubbers, welcome to our last two weeks of the year.  For these last two weeks of 2010 we are going to HubMob about "Eye health, visual impairment and Blindness".

    We have chosen this topic because January is National Braille Literacy Month and also Eye Care month.  So, to start the year we are going to support this cause and for the next two weeks we are going to be raising awareness about blindness and learning about vision and eye care. 

    Some ideas for a HubMob on Visual impairment, Blindness and eye health, are:

    Louis Braille: who was he, his work, his influence
    Eye care
    Eye exams
    Eye exercises
    Eye diseases
    Braille books
    Modern conveniences that a blind person can use without knowing Braille
    Public signs written in Braille
    How would a blind person know where the signs are?
    Living with a visual impairment
    Guide dogs for the visually impaired
    Blind Foundations
    Activities for the visually impaired

    To join this week's HubMob please follow the steps below:

    1.  START YOUR HUB CLICKING THIS LINK.  Choose the "Answer this Question" green button.  Choose the MAKE A HUB ABOUT IT option. 

    2. Include the HubMob RSS Feed in your hub: … ew&rss
    For more information on how to add the RSS feed to your hub you can click here

    4. Add the HubMob graphic … health.jpg to your hub so that everyone who reads it will know that it is part of the official HubMob topic of the week

    5. After you publish your Hub, come back to the forum and post a link to your hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    1. drdspervez profile image62
      drdspervezposted 9 years agoin reply to this
      1. Princessa profile image83
        Princessaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Hi, to post links to your hubs in this forum, you MUST start your hubs from the ANSWER THE REQUEST link at the start of the forum post.

        You've already done a few hubs on eyecare, why not write a few new ones meeting the HubMob criteria?

        1. YU_First 1 profile image60
          YU_First 1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I am a fanatic for Better Eyesight Without Specialists...

          1. YU_First 1 profile image60
            YU_First 1posted 9 years agoin reply to this


            armed with information about eyesight issues we will be better equipped to handle health problems that may arise -

            some Facts and Myths about eyesight...

        2. Teddletonmr profile image73
          Teddletonmrposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I have one unpublished hub on vision loss adaptive technologies, how do I ,or maybe I should ask how can I publish it here?

          1. rmcrayne profile image92
            rmcrayneposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            The topic sounds appropriate, BUT you must start your hub from Princessa's link in step 1 of the initial post on this thread.  If you do that, and include the graphic and RSS feed, you are in the HubMob, and can post in this thread.  I take all the hubs and put them in a roundup hub.  See these hubs for more info on HubMob: 


   … HubMob-Hub

            1. Teddletonmr profile image73
              Teddletonmrposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Please excuse my intrusion in this thread.

              1. rmcrayne profile image92
                rmcrayneposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                Not an intrusion at all!  Deliberately posting a link to an old, previously published hub, for self promotion, that's an intrusion!  Just trying to tell you how to get into the HubMob. 

                If you've already done too much on the hub and don't want to start over, maybe do a related hub from the HubMob link, and link to your other hub on the topic.

    2. QudsiaP1 profile image58
      QudsiaP1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I have written a hub on my personal experience of how I came to wear spectacles and how contact lenses were not always a solution.

    3. wearing well profile image75
      wearing wellposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Newbie here wishing everyone here at  HubPages a Happy &Prosperous New Year.
      Just thought I'd share a personal ode to a very dear friend of mine:
      P.S.Sorry not strictly meeting the criteria of eye health though, but it will lead you to many excellent hubs on this topic and many more smile

      1. wearing well profile image75
        wearing wellposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Sorry ment to post at the end of page QudsiaP1 !

    4. rachellrobinson profile image75
      rachellrobinsonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I just wrote a hub about my research on Nystagmus. My ex has the eye problem, part of his condition means that he cannot legally drive. When I found out I was pregnant I worried that our son would get the condition, so I looked into what exactly it was. This is a little of the research I found out.

  2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 9 years ago

    Good topic this week! I hate looking into headlights...

    How to Handle Night Blindness and Headlight Glare

  3. lilibees profile image59
    lilibeesposted 9 years ago

    Wow very interesting topic, I did my hum on The blind Babies Foundation … ation?done

  4. Bob Ewing profile image64
    Bob Ewingposted 9 years ago
  5. jackavc profile image70
    jackavcposted 9 years ago

    A brilliant man who restored the sight to a million diadvantaged people. Hope you enjoy … advantaged

  6. Princessa profile image83
    Princessaposted 9 years ago

    Thank you for your hubs on visual health Patty, lilibees, Bob and jackavc; you were really quick getting them toguether.
    What a great start to the week!

  7. Pamela99 profile image93
    Pamela99posted 9 years ago

    I wrote a hub about amblyopia and strabismus which I lived through with my granddaughter.  It is a curable disease when caught early. … is-Curable

  8. profile image51
    mandynealeposted 9 years ago

    I have written a Hub on Eye Diseases and Prevention..  The fact is a lot of the lesser eye ailments can be prevented with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
    The Hub is here:

  9. Glenn Stok profile image97
    Glenn Stokposted 9 years ago

    I once had an experience with a Detached Vitreous and I find it important to share what I had learned...

    Detached Vitreous of the Eye

  10. chspublish profile image76
    chspublishposted 9 years ago

    Sorry hubbers and Princessa to sound so stupid, but when I chose to link with the hub mob topic on Eye Health and press 'answer this question', it doesn't say what question to answer, just a cursor blinking and waiting for ? from me. Sorry. Can someone explain what to do to join in on the topic?

    1. Princessa profile image83
      Princessaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      hello, no need to apologize, we all had our "first time" trying to answer the request to join the HbMob.

      Here: you will find detailed instructions with photos/graphics to how to answer the request, add the graphic and RSS feed.

  11. dahoglund profile image79
    dahoglundposted 9 years ago

    This is my hub about cataracts. some facts and some personal experience. … of-the-eye

  12. sid_candid profile image61
    sid_candidposted 9 years ago

    Here is my 1st Hub of the Hubmob Weekly topic: … e-Diseases

  13. EmmaMedu profile image77
    EmmaMeduposted 9 years ago

    How to improve eyesight naturally with eye health vitamins and proper food … Eye-Health

  14. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
    DzyMsLizzyposted 9 years ago

    Here's my contribution, about eye floaters, a relatively harmless but annoying condition from which I suffer. … d-Floaters

  15. edelhaus profile image83
    edelhausposted 9 years ago

    I've just completed an article for the hubmob, but my rss doesn't seem to be working... this is the link I'm using. … ew&rss … ew&rss

    When I preview it, it works fine as it does in edit mode but as soon as it's posted, I get an error message saying that the rss url seems to be invalid.

  16. edelhaus profile image83
    edelhausposted 9 years ago

    Ok, I see that the url is actually doubled but I've fixed that and it still doesn't work...

    here's the url to the hub... if that helps (with helping me) :-)

    1. wyanjen profile image79
      wyanjenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hello edelhaus and guten tag

      The RSS is not working in your hub.

      Here's how to put it in it:

      • Add an RSS capsule
      • In the "Feed URL" box, paste this: … ew&rss (right click to copy this link)
      • Save

      Welcome to HubPages smile

  17. Abbasangel profile image69
    Abbasangelposted 9 years ago

    Hi, I have finished mine on activities for the vision impaired.

  18. edelhaus profile image83
    edelhausposted 9 years ago

    I copied and pasted the link (which is the one I already had) and it STILL DOESN'T WORK.  Should I be adding something to the ...??  This is kind of driving me crazy now.  :-(

    1. rmcrayne profile image92
      rmcrayneposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      This is a common problem when you just select "copy". 

      Try clicking on the link, taking you to the RSS feed.  THen copy the link from the navigation bar. 

      Or right click on the link, and instead of "copy", select "copy link", "copy hyperlink" or "copy shortcut". 

      Check out step by step screen shots here: … HubMob-Hub

  19. edelhaus profile image83
    edelhausposted 9 years ago

    Yeah!!!  That did the trick - thank you!

    1. wyanjen profile image79
      wyanjenposted 9 years agoin reply to this


      rm- I didn't know this was a common problem. I've been telling folks to do it this way for quite a long time. Never had a problem with it myself...

      I guess we can file this as a  Mac / PC issue? Macs grab it as a link. Maybe PCs only grab it as text? smile

      Happy holidays, to all HubMobsters!

      1. rmcrayne profile image92
        rmcrayneposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Very interesting that it may not be an issue with Macs. But now you can help spread the word with the PC issues with RSS. 

        Merry Christmas Jen!  I think I owe you an email.

        1. wyanjen profile image79
          wyanjenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Merry (late) x-mas to you too smile

          I've just been laying low... feeling better today! I've going home for the holidays next week instead. My family agreed to give me an extra week before I set out on the 6 hour drive up to the great white north lol

          There are some great hubs for this topic!

  20. edelhaus profile image83
    edelhausposted 9 years ago

    Not sure... I use a mac myself.

  21. joleenruffin profile image61
    joleenruffinposted 9 years ago -- just published my hub on LASIK eye surgery.

    1. rmcrayne profile image92
      rmcrayneposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      So sorry but you are not in the RSS feed, which means you did not start your hub from Princessa's link, and are therefore not part of the HubMob.

      Review the steps in Princessa's initial post, or try this step-by-step guide with screen shots: … HubMob-Hub

      1. joleenruffin profile image61
        joleenruffinposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Reposted - yay, I think I got everything right. This is my first time publishing a HubMob topic. Here is the link:

        1. Princessa profile image83
          Princessaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Welcome to the HubMob.  You have everything right :-)

          Now you can say you are a HubMobster... Merry Christmas

  22. profile image0
    prayersposted 9 years ago

    Here is a Hub called "Abacus For The Blind".  It's interesting to learn how people who are visually impaired or blind do day to day tasks such as balance a checkbook, cook, or write a letter.  Most people have heard about braille, but I didn't think a lot of people thought about how people who are blind do math.  Here is the link:

    Thank you!

  23. Flightkeeper profile image65
    Flightkeeperposted 9 years ago
  24. Rebecca Saunders profile image62
    Rebecca Saundersposted 9 years ago

    I just published a hub about how to grow up to be a guide dog! I have always been fascinated by the relationship between a handler and his or her wanted to find out how a puppy became a guide dog! … -Dogs-Tale

  25. L.L. Woodard profile image68
    L.L. Woodardposted 9 years ago

    Happy to say I am now a HubMobber. I'm a little slow on learning my way, but feeling more each day that I "belong" to the community. Everyone I've met has been helpful and encouraging. Wishing the best of success to all.

    1. YU_First 1 profile image60
      YU_First 1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I have just put up a hub on Acai berries and Better Eyesight.

      I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome you L L. Woodard.

      All you seasoned hubmobster and the community at large-- I wish you a Happy New Year!

      ...Keep the articles coming in they are beauties!

  26. Craan profile image84
    Craanposted 9 years ago

    Common eye infections are easy to avoid once you are mindful of the dirt in your hand and remember to eat for eye health. … Infections

  27. LensMan999 profile image53
    LensMan999posted 9 years ago

    Dry Eye - Diagnosis and Treatments for Dry Eye … or-Dry-Eye

    Give your comments

  28. Happyboomernurse profile image82
    Happyboomernurseposted 9 years ago

    I have posted a hub about juvenile arthritis and an eye complication called uveitis because my great niece suffers from both. My hub titled, "Dangerous Eye Complications of Juvenile Arthritis: Uveitis" can be found at: … is-Uveitis

  29. xixi12 profile image69
    xixi12posted 9 years ago

    I just finished my hub on how to identify children with visual impairment and how to support their developmental learning

  30. travel_man1971 profile image70
    travel_man1971posted 9 years ago

    I didn't tackle about my eye problem, yet, that is astigmatism. I did feature the person who started giving hope to all who are blind and vision-impaired. Please find out on my hub (no, suspense intended big_smile).

  31. edelhaus profile image83
    edelhausposted 9 years ago

    Hello All, my contribution to the hobmob is about entropion … b-your-eye

    I was inspired to research this because my mom is actually suffering from it, though we didn't know what is was called, or even that it had a name until I researched the article. 

    BTW, she's got an appointment with a specialist in the new year, so thanks for inspiring me to write this and get my mother some help.

  32. soozeqsh profile image72
    soozeqshposted 9 years ago … -Nightmare

    I wrote my story to share my story with others about my experience with Laser Eye Surgery.  Not everyone is a good candidate for laser surgery and there are risks for anyone who decides to have this procedure.  Also, the long term effects of laser eye correction are unknown.

  33. Chin chin profile image89
    Chin chinposted 9 years ago

    Hi. I published a hub to join in this HubMob's topic. … Blind?done

  34. sligobay profile image67
    sligobayposted 9 years ago

    Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to you all.
    My 2011 New Year's Resolution is to become a Hub Mobster.
    I simply hate the way I procrastinate on my resolutions.

    In order to confront my demon procrastination, I've decided to get an early start. ( Actually, this was last year's resolution and I'm squeezing it in just under the wire!) … he-Sighted

    Behold! There are technological advances to assist the visually impaired which my article features.

  35. sligobay profile image67
    sligobayposted 9 years ago

    The RSS feed on my Hub says that this does not appear to be a valid RSS feed. I went to edit the capsule and pressed preview and the feed is in place but when I am done editing, the space reads tha the RSS appears invalid.  Are there any suggestions to repair?

    1. rmcrayne profile image92
      rmcrayneposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Select "copy hyperlink" or "copy shortcut" instead of just "copy".  OR click on the RSS to go to the feed, then copy from navigation bar.  For step by step screenshots: … HubMob-Hub

      1. sligobay profile image67
        sligobayposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks. Dumm did the trick. HNY'11

  36. SweetMarie83 profile image82
    SweetMarie83posted 9 years ago

    Great topic!  I wrote about my mum's problem with a hole in her retina and the surgery that followed to fix it, as well as a bit on eye health and eye care in general.

    Here's my contribution: … f-Eyesight

  37. lex123 profile image84
    lex123posted 9 years ago

    Interesting topic. I have just now published a hub using Reiki for eye care.

  38. profile image0
    4youreyesposted 9 years ago

    This is a topic that is important to me as I have had this since birth … -WALL-EYED I started with a lazy eye wore a patch on my bad which all it did was to make my good eye stronger so the two fought giving me double vision.I tried prism lenses with no luck Today wearing regular glasses with 20/40 good eye   20/80 bad eye You learn to adjust with the weaker eye usually not working,no depth perception and double vision when I'm over tired.

  39. Chin chin profile image89
    Chin chinposted 9 years ago

    Here's my second hub for this topic about Pink Eye

  40. Sue Adams profile image97
    Sue Adamsposted 9 years ago

    What about the Bates Method for Better Eyesight Without Glasses? … ut-glasses
    I was surprised to see that no-one had written a hub about this remarkable man's work.

  41. rmcrayne profile image92
    rmcrayneposted 9 years ago

    Your HubMob round-up hub.  There are 41 hubs in the feed. 

    Blindness, Visual Impairment, and Eye Health … Eye-Health

    Millions of people worldwide are blind.  Even more are visually impaired.  Causes include glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, CMV retinitis, and Usher Syndrome.  Read more on these and other threats to eye health.


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