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ADA 30th Anniversary

Posted on: Jul 24, 2020

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into Law 30 years ago on July 26th, 1990. Here are some of the reasons we are thankful for all of the contributions that have taken place since then. Enjoy the video.

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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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Merlin Mini

Posted on: Jun 24, 2020

Introducing Merlin Mini We’re excited to introduce Merlin Mini, a fully portable battery-operated electronic magnifier providing the same benefits of a full-size CCTV. Easily read small size print, enjoy hobbies, view images at any distance, and use as a magnifying mirror to see yourself. When you’re done, Merlin Mini folds down to the size of a laptop […]

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Nystagmus – What is it and What to Expect

Posted on: Jun 18, 2020

Nystagmus is an uncontrolled and involuntary movement of the eyes. The eyes may appear to wobble or shake. It is caused by a disturbance in the visual system that connects the eyes to those parts of the brain that analyze vision. There are two main types of nystagmus, congenital nystagmus develops in early childhood and […]

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COVID-19 Update

Posted on: Jun 04, 2020

US Update: June 4, 2020 As the country slowly starts to ease restrictions, we know it is important to provide customers and partners with a transparent update on how we are responding. Ensuring the safety of our employees and their families is our top priority, which in turn protects our customers. We are committed to providing […]

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Computer Vision Syndrome – Effects on vision and our health

Posted on: May 04, 2020

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) can have detrimental effects on our daily vision as well as our everyday health. First, let’s define CVS. CVS is the result of someone spending hours looking at a digital screen whether it is a computer, cell phone, eBook reader, or iPad. It is too much constant near vision and not […]

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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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Preventing Falls for those with Low Vision

Posted on: Dec 05, 2019

There are many factors that contribute to the risk of falls, but vision problems are one of the main contributors. According to the report, Guidelines for Optometrists to Help Prevent Falls in Older Adults, there are predictable risk factors that include, increasing age, being female, gait or imbalance impairment, chronic health conditions like Parkinson’s, diabetes […]

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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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