Low Vision Blog

Solar Powered Artificial Retina

Posted on: Aug 25, 2015

In this day of ever changing and ever improving technology, those with low vision will get to “see” the benefits of implantable devices and artificial retinals.   One company out of New Jersey, called Natcore, is working on developing a retinal implant that is different from other current devices.   This artificial retina is different in two […]

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Turn Your Computer Into An E-Book Reader

Posted on: Aug 21, 2015

One of the disadvantages of reading on an e-book reader for those with low vision is the screen size.  Ranging from 6.5 “ x 5” to 9.1″ x 6.2″ the screen size may be too small for those who need the largest font in order to read.   Often a better and cheaper option is to […]

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How Blue Light Exposure Affects our Health and Our Eyes

Posted on: Aug 17, 2015

“Light at night is bad for your health, and exposure to blue light emitted by electronics and energy-efficient light bulbs may be especially so.” Blue Light Has A Dark Side Harvard Health Letter MAY 2012   Blue light exposure may affect our health in two significant ways:   Interferes with melatonin production and sleep circadian […]

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Turn Your Computer Into An E-Book Reader

Posted on: Aug 14, 2015

One of the disadvantages of reading on an e-book reader for those with low vision is the screen size.  Ranging from 6.5 “ x 5” to 9.1″ x 6.2″ the screen size may be too small for those who need the largest font in order to read.   Often a better and cheaper option is to […]

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Asking For Help

Posted on: Aug 13, 2015

On a recent visit with my father-in-law who has wet macular degeneration, my husband noticed that when my father-in-law was out in the stores, at the bank or the doctor’s office he struggled with signing forms, entering a zip code into the credit card machine or understanding a price tag. My husband was with him […]

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5 Ways an Electronic Magnifier Can Improve Your Day to Day Life

Posted on: Aug 12, 2015

Enjoying your favorite activities and living day to day life can be challenging when you have low vision. It’s easy to feel as though you simply can’t do the things you want to do, but nothing could be further from the truth. There are a variety of low vision solutions that can help you maintain […]

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Are You Missing Meso-Zeaxanthin?

Posted on: Aug 10, 2015

Are you missing meso-zeaxanthin?  While most people are aware of the macula, a tiny area in the center of the retina, less people are aware of what is called the macular pigment (MP).  It is actually the accumulation of three carotenoids, lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin that make up the yellow pigmented area in the macula […]

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The Narrative Television Network

Posted on: Aug 10, 2015

Twenty five years ago, film enthusiast Jim Stovall had a great idea that would make television more accessible for the blind and visually impaired. Stovall lost his eyesight to an eye disease, but his passion has secured him opportunities working closely with film directors. He’s since been able to work in making film and television […]

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Seeing Eye Dogs

Posted on: Aug 04, 2015

These days, the visually impaired have a variety of tools to help them through their day. A range of assistive technology, like portable text-to-speech devices, or desktop reading machines (CCTV’s). However, there’s been one invaluable tool that pre-dates modern technology: seeing eye dogs. These little buddies are specially trained to support their blind companions by […]

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Summer Camp

Posted on: Jul 31, 2015

It’s that time of year when teens get to enjoy summer camp, mix it up with new friends, and enjoy the finer things in life. At the Alphapointe Adventure Camp in Parkville, Missouri, youths with low vision meet other visually impaired teens and engage in activities in an environment where , because everyone has limited […]

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