Low Vision Blog

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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A bit of hope

Posted on: Feb 06, 2019

This story begins with a fall down a flight of stairs but ends with a bit of hope. A few months back as my family gathered for a little reunion, my aunt had gone upstairs to grab a coat for one of the little kids. Minutes later she came down the dimly lit stairwell the […]

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A Full Page Portable Reader Scanner Solution for the Visually Impaired

Posted on: Jan 17, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Enhanced Vision® Makes Reading Easily Accessible with the Smart Reader HD A Full Page Portable Reader Scanner Solution for the Visually Impaired   Huntington Beach, California January 17, 2019 — Enhanced Vision, the global leader in low vision accessibility products, announces the availability of the Smart Reader HD. The Smart Reader HD […]

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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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Ten Magnifying Tips for those with Macular Degeneration

Posted on: Oct 31, 2018

Macular degeneration is the loss of central vision – it is not blindness but rather low vision. Low vision means that a person’s vision cannot be corrected by prescription glasses or through any medical or surgical intervention. Magnifiers for macular degeneration are meant to make the most of one’s usable vision. Often people want to […]

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VFO Changes to Vispero, and Moves US Headquarters

Posted on: Sep 24, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VFO™ Announces Corporate Rebranding: Changes Name to Vispero, and Moves US Headquarters to Clearwater September 24, 2018, Vispero, formerly known as VFO, today announced its new company name, redesigned website, and a US headquarters move to nearby Clearwater, Florida. As the world’s leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired, dedicated to […]

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Grocery Shopping Tips for Home Delivery

Posted on: Jun 25, 2018

Getting to and from the grocery store, navigating the aisles of superstores with dairy products on one end and fresh produce on the other, along with finding and selecting your favorite cereal, salad dressing, or coffee creamer can be overwhelming for sighted people let alone those with vision problems.  Fortunately there are now many options […]

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The Paciello Group acquires Interactive Accessibility

Posted on: Jun 20, 2018

Today The Paciello Group (TPG), a prominent accessibility solutions provider with a reputation for excellence and sister company to Freedom Scientific under VFO, announced its strategic acquisition of Interactive Accessibility (IA), an internationally recognized consulting firm specializing in digital accessibility. As a combined force, the two organizations will revolutionize the accessibility of the digital realm […]

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How to Get Your Prescriptions Delivered to Your Home

Posted on: Jun 11, 2018

My in-laws who are in their late eighties and early nineties make regular trips to their local drug store to pick up their prescription drugs.  My father-in-law who has wet macular degeneration no longer drives and there are no family members who live close by which means my mother-in-law does the driving. A phone conversation […]

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Spinach to Support Your Sight

Posted on: May 30, 2018

If you do any kind of reading on eye healthy diets, you will see a common recommendation to eat more spinach.  There are lots of good reasons for that.   How Spinach Benefits our Eye Health Rich in free-radical fighting antioxidants, spinach provides us with lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene, alpha-lipoic acid and glutathione. High concentrations of […]

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