Living With Low Vision

Child Eye Health and Safety Month

Posted on: Aug 11, 2021

August is child eye health month and the perfect time to schedule your child’s annual eye exam before starting the new school year. Annual eye exams by an optometrist can help detect eye conditions that children are born with or that develop young that can be treated or corrected if caught early. Common Childhood Eye […]

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Service Dogs – Companions and Guides

Posted on: Aug 03, 2021

This week we are celebrating International Assistance Dog Week honoring “all the devoted, loving, and hardworking assistance dogs.” More than half of US households have a dog as a pet that is a friendly companion, cozy cuddler, and walking partner. However, around 5% of people who are blind have a dog with a job. Service […]

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Do you use our Low Vision Products? We need your help!

Posted on: May 11, 2021

Do you use our low vision hardware products? If so, we need your help! We want to make changes that ensure a hassle-free experience for you when using our products. Please take our three-minute survey to tell us what is most important to you. In appreciation of your feedback, you will be entered to win […]

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Protect Your Vision from the Thief of Sight During Glaucoma Awareness Month

Posted on: Jan 07, 2021

Did you know that Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss in the United States? It affects more than 3 million Americans and is expected to double by 2050. Worldwide glaucoma effects more than 80 million people. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and a good time to take control of your […]

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Let Your Voice be Heard with the Access and Engagement Survey

Posted on: Nov 10, 2020

Were you one of the more than 1,400 people who completed the Access and Engagement 1 Survey? This survey examined the impact of COVID-19 on the education of students with visual impairments, their families, teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs), and orientation and mobility (O&M) specialists. What did we learn from this survey? 13% […]

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Macular Hole

Posted on: Aug 24, 2020

Leslie, I have a macular hole, my friend Laura tells me over the phone after being seen at an urgent appointment with a retina specialist. Laura could usually see and read without the need for her reading glasses, but when her vision started becoming blurrier, she noticed that her glasses didn’t seem that helpful despite […]

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Usher Syndrome – Deaf-Blind and Thriving

Posted on: Aug 04, 2020

Though it is considered a rare genetic disorder, Usher Syndrome is the main cause of deaf-blindness and the most common condition that affects both vision and hearing. Usher Syndrome is a loss of hearing and an eye condition known as Retinitis Pigmentosa. Usher Syndrome is categorized into three types: Usher type I: People with Usher […]

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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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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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