Low Vision Blog

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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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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Have You Considered A Macular Degeneration Support Group?

Posted on: Oct 03, 2019

If you have macular degeneration or low vision, have you considered joining a support group?  Support groups for those with macular degeneration or low vision can be found in your local area or you may find that the most convenient place for support and answers to your questions is online.  Why belong to a support […]

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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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Swimming Safety Tips for Low Vision

Posted on: Jul 17, 2019

With summer in full swing, it’s important to remember some simple safety tips while enjoying some pool time or a dip in the open water.   Pool Swimming: Using lane markers such as color floats attached to ropes can help with orientation while swimming. Keeping track of the number of strokes will help you identify […]

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5 Reading Tips For Those With Macular Degeneration

Posted on: Jul 08, 2019

One of the most common symptoms for those with macular degeneration (AMD) is the loss of clear vision making it difficult to read.  For those with a more advanced stage of AMD, there may be a smudge or a black spot right in the middle of one’s vision which interferes even more.  While handheld magnifiers […]

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National Sunglasses Day – Enjoying the Outdoors while Protecting your Vision

Posted on: Jun 17, 2019

June 27th is National Sunglasses Day and a good reminder to protect our vision while we are outside enjoying summer time activities.  This is the moment most of us wait for all year:  After a long, cold, bitter winter and a not so warm spring, summer is the chance for us to get some fresh […]

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Healthy Vision Month

Posted on: May 30, 2019

It’s no secret that the key to a healthy, long life is exercise, paired with a nutritional diet. However, with our busy schedules, it’s easy to forget the importance of routine doctor visits. May is Healthy Vision Month, a time when we’re reminded of the importance of annual eye exams. From children to seniors, 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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