Living With Low Vision

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Posted on: May 14, 2024

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 16! On May 16 we will celebrate the 13th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) because accessibility is for everyone! GAAD brings attention to the need for digital access and inclusion for more than one billion people with disabilities or impairments. “Someone with a disability must be able […]

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Challenging Expectations at Work

Posted on: Nov 29, 2022

Starting at a very young age, people begin to think about what they want to do and who they want to be when they grow up. Once they experience different aspects of life and pursue varying avenues of education, these expectations may change. People may face challenges and obstacles while striving to achieve their goals […]

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Challenging Expectations: At School

Posted on: Nov 01, 2022

Did you know there are 57,983 registered legally blind school-age children in the United States? This number is expected to continue to grow substantially. For these school-aged children and young adults pursuing a college degree, access to printed and digital materials is essential for their educational success. Vispero’s focus has always been on developing products […]

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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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