Low Vision Blog

Simple Home Adjustments For Low Vision

Posted on Jul.21, 2015, under Low Vision Tips

As we climb the years, our eyesight just isn’t what it used to be and some of us experience vision loss faster than others. It’s a rough time when our elders can no longer drive, and increasingly begin to rely on others. July is Senior Independence Month, and although age-related vision loss can create many […]

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Better treatment for low vision diseases

Posted on Jul.02, 2015, under Educational

Better treatment for low vision diseases like Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration will be made possible through extensive research funded by grants awarded to Elizabeth Vargas, assistant professor of biological engineering at Utah State University. Her team will be developing models of retinal disease, leading to a better understanding of how low vision begins and how […]

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The Albany Blind and Low Vision Support Group of Georgia

Posted on Jun.19, 2015, under Educational

The Albany Blind and Low Vision Support Group of Georgia, established by Debbie McDonald in 2011. As a community advocate for the visually impaired, Debbie started this group to provide a support system for those suffering with low vision in southwest Georgia. She encourages the support of family and friends, which she believes partly explains […]

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Make Your Eyes A Priority

Posted on Jun.17, 2015, under Educational

Make your eyes a priority! Just like we schedule yearly physicals, annual eye exams are just as important. In addition to a healthy diet and plenty of exercise, regular eye exams are a great way to make sure your eyes are steady; and it’s also the best way to detect and treat eye diseases before […]

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Creative Vision

Posted on Jun.16, 2015, under Educational, Inspirational Stories

A puppeteer may be going blind, but he’s not losing his “creative vision”. Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews, a performance artist in West Philadelphia, was diagnosed with a rare degenerative eye condition known as Cone Rod Dystrophy. “It t is a dominantly inherited condition,” says Morgan, “so half the people on my father’s side have this disease.”. […]

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Preserve Your Eyesight

Posted on Jun.12, 2015, under Educational

Cataracts, Glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration… just a few common diseases that could cause low vision, and possibly lead to blindness. It’s a growing problem around the world, but there’s one simple thing everyone can do to preserve their eyesight: Eat smart, and eat right! This handy guide will spill the beans on nutritional facts guaranteed […]

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Diagnosing Low Vision With Virtual Reality?

Posted on Jun.09, 2015, under Educational

In this high-tech day and age, virtual reality is becoming popular for a wide variety of applications, including video games, social media, and sports. So it’s only natural for doctors to begin to see the usefulness of virtual reality, or “VR”,  in treating patients with low vision. Professor and ophthalmologist Dr. Felipe Medeiros, who helps patients […]

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Slowing Down Diabetic Retinopathy

Posted on Jun.05, 2015, under Educational

Diabetes can have a drastic effect on several of the body’s major organs, and it can particularly degrade one’s eyes, possibly leading to low vision, or even blindness. Diabetic Retinopathy, a common low vision disease caused by diabetes, is the number one cause of blindness for American adults. There is no cure, but it’s progress […]

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Guiding Guide Dogs

Posted on Jun.03, 2015, under Inspirational Stories

In addition to guiding visually impaired humans, guide dogs can also lead other… dogs. When Kiaya (a 10-year old Akita breed) lost her eyes from Glaucoma, her siblings came to the rescue. Glaucoma is a condition that damages the optic nerves, and it can eventually lead to blindness; Kiaya had both of her eyes removed […]

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Dangerous UV Rays

Posted on Jun.02, 2015, under Educational

Eye doctors want their patients to be wearing the right sunglasses. The fact is, many pairs of shades fail to protect the wearer from dangerous UV rays that can damage their eyes. Most people are aware of the harm that the sun can do to our skin, but the sun’s UV rays can also literally […]

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