Low Vision Blog

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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ICanConnect

Posted on: Jul 29, 2015

After a car accident destroyed his eyesight, Jose Magallon felt like his life suddenly turned into a dark room. With no depth perception, he began to rely on a cane, and his family. As his life began to fall apart, Jose quickly sought help, and through a local housing program in his community, he had […]

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Blind Photographer

Posted on: Jul 27, 2015

Unexpected circumstances forced Tammy Ruggles to make a major career change. Although she spent years studying to become an active social worker in her community, a progressive low vision disease (retinitis pigmentosa) made it hard for her to continue her job. Switching field, she became a photographer, and she went pro within a matter of […]

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Trip To The Art Museum

Posted on: Jul 24, 2015

New assistive technology can help the visually impaired read and write again, and even enjoy illustrious art with the aid of a CCTV (desktop magnifier). However, what if you wanted to actually go to an art museum? It wouldn’t be feasible to lug a large CCTV out of the house; Going to an art museum […]

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Simple Home Adjustments For Low Vision

Posted on: Jul 21, 2015

As we climb the years, our eyesight just isn’t what it used to be and some of us experience vision loss faster than others. It’s a rough time when our elders can no longer drive, and increasingly begin to rely on others. July is Senior Independence Month, and although age-related vision loss can create many […]

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Protect Our Eyes From Diseases

Posted on: Jul 16, 2015

Our eyes are complicated, and extensive international research unveils constant new facts and information that’ll help us all preserve our vision and protect our eyes from diseases like Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration. Several other health conditions could possibly factor into our vision, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, and it’s important to know how […]

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Treatment And Detection Of Low Vision Diseases

Posted on: Jul 13, 2015

The study of polarized light, and the different ways we perceive light, is currently providing researchers with new information that could help with the treatment and detection of low vision diseases such as Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma. This newly discovered data also highlights some interesting correlations between our vision and the vision of certain animals, […]

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