Low Vision Info

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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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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Avocados: A Surprising Source of Antioxidants

Posted on: May 15, 2018

Avocados are not just for making guacamole.  While most of us think of dark leafy greens as superstars for eye health, the nutrient dense avocado is not to be ignored.  Some of the benefits of eating this, yes, fruit,  are:   Rich in Antioxidants “Among the twenty most commonly eaten fruits, avocado ranks number one […]

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Microspheres for Eye Medication Delivery

Posted on: Apr 30, 2018

For those who are receiving regular eye injections to treat their retinal disease, the dread and anticipation of having a needle put into one’s eye can be worse than the actual procedure.  While some patients breeze through this treatment many others experience eye pain, eye swelling, allergic reactions, eye floaters, ocular hypertension and sometimes eye […]

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Omega 3 Benefits to the Retina

Posted on: Apr 23, 2018

Omega 3 fatty acids play several different roles and function in several different ways in the retina and for our vision. Omega-3’s are called essential fatty acids because they must come from your diet as the body is unable to make them.  The three forms of omega-3’s include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) […]

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Macular Edema – Monitoring and Managing Treatment

Posted on: Mar 14, 2018

Macular edema (ME) is the swelling of the macula, a tiny spot in the retina critical for clear vision. When ME is left untreated visual symptoms can become worse and permanent damage to the retina can occur.   Monitoring for Macular Edema Knowing and recognizing the signs and symptoms of ME is important so that […]

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Macular Edema – What Is It, What Causes it and How Does it Affect Vision?

Posted on: Mar 07, 2018

Macular edema (ME) refers to the swelling or fluid accumulation under a specific area of the retina, known as the macula.  A healthy macula is needed for sharp vision and to see details in clear focus. This tiny portion of the retina is rich in photoreceptor cells called cones which are responsible for not only […]

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