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Americans with Disabilities Act – Low Vision and Health Care Accessibility

Posted on: Jul 15, 2020

In the United States more than 4 million adults and nearly 3% of children 18 and younger are blind or have a vision impairment that cannot be corrected by glasses or contacts. “Vision disability is one of the top 10 disabilities among adults 18 years and older and one of the most prevalent disabling conditions […]

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Americans with Disabilities Act – Low Vision and Employment

Posted on: Jul 15, 2020

Though the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not list by name all the disabilities or impairments it was created to protect, its purpose is to ensure the rights of individuals who have a “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record […]

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How To Perform An Clinical Trial Search

Posted on: Dec 11, 2019

Patients can perform their own clinical trial search, evaluate to see if they meet the preliminary requirements and then reach out to the study team through the contact information that’s listed at the international clinical trial database, www.ClinicalTrials.gov. Here are some tips on how to best match your condition and interest with the research that’s […]

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Types Of Clinical Trials

Posted on: Nov 19, 2019

When a person is diagnosed with an illness or a condition, some people like to know what research is being done that may help to improve their symptoms or to treat their disease.  However not all studies are ones that actually provide a medication or therapy.  Some clinical trials are performed to purely to gain […]

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What You Need To Know Before Participating in Clinical Trials

Posted on: Oct 23, 2019

Some people mistakenly believe that because a clinical trial is listed at the National Institute of Health’s sponsored website, www.ClinicalTrials.gov that the study is approved by the United States government.  Deciding to participate in a clinical trial requires some knowledge and understanding of how clinical trials work.   Who Is Sponsoring the Clinical Trial It […]

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Evaluate the Natural Progression of AMD

Posted on: Sep 18, 2019

A new clinical trial for those with dry age-related macular degeneration, called To Evaluate the Natural Progression of Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), is currently recruiting 350 participants in eventually 28 study locations in the United States and Europe.  Sponsored by Gyroscope Therapeutics, the study is seeking “to evaluate the natural progression of anatomical and […]

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February is Low Vision Awareness Month: Here’s What you Need to Know

Posted on: Feb 14, 2019

February is Low Vision Awareness Month, and there is no better time to protect one of your most important senses – your eyesight. Learning about the causes and risk factors related to low vision and scheduling a screening for yourself or a loved one is the key to protecting your sight as you age. If […]

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Lutein for Eye Health

Posted on: Nov 05, 2018

Lutein is a powerful antioxidant with its name derived from the Latin word luteus which means yellow.  It is the yellow pigment found in foods like carrots, squash, corn, spinach and kale.  Oxidation and free radical damage contribute to many degenerative diseases including macular degeneration and cataracts.  The benefits of lutein are not limited to […]

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Macular Edema – Monitoring and Managing Treatment

Posted on: Mar 14, 2018

Macular edema (ME) is the swelling of the macula, a tiny spot in the retina critical for clear vision. When ME is left untreated visual symptoms can become worse and permanent damage to the retina can occur.   Monitoring for Macular Edema Knowing and recognizing the signs and symptoms of ME is important so that […]

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Strengthen Your Immune System by Reducing Your Toxin Exposure

Posted on: Feb 27, 2018

Everyday our bodies are exposed to toxins through our food, our water, our air and our personal care products. Did you know that ”When toxins build up over time and overload the body, they gradually undermine your health and cause disease?” writes author, Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, N.D. of The Toxin Solution: How Hidden Poisons in […]

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