Low Vision Info

11th Annual Network Library Of The Year Award

Posted on: Jul 07, 2015

Discover this year’s recipient of the 11th Annual Network Library of the year Award, a special recognition by the National Library Service, which recognizes institutions synonymous with blind and low vision accessibility. Did you know that in Michigan alone, there are over 228,000 people living with low vision and/or blindness? This means there is a […]

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Travel For Visually Impaired Commuters

Posted on: Jun 23, 2015

Romania’s public transit system gets a massive upgrade, providing safer travel for visually impaired commuters. Five hundred high-tech Bluetooth beacons have been installed in buses throughout the city of Bucharest. Passengers will now receive notifications on their phone when an approaching bus is close. There’s also options to be alerted when more than one bus […]

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Implanted Ophthalmic Micropump

Posted on: Jun 08, 2015

Anyone who gets frequent eye injections for wet AMD or diabetic macular edema would be quick to agree that if there was a treatment that made it possible to get the same results with a once a year visit to the eye doctor, they would be first in line. My mother and father-in-law know first […]

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Continuous Drug Therapy for Wet AMD with Single Procedure

Posted on: Jun 04, 2015

Retinal implants are becoming available in many different forms, from intraocular lenses and telescopes to drug delivery systems. NeuroTech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. out of Cumberland, Rhode Island specializes in chronic eye diseases and has developed an implant that provides continuous medication to the back of the eye through a one or 5 chamber implanted device. Encapsulated […]

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Age-Related Vision Loss

Posted on: May 29, 2015

As we get older, age-related vision loss is commonplace, with rampant low vision diseases like macular degeneration or glaucoma. You, or perhaps a friend or relative, may be struggling to see. There are preventative measures, such as routine eye exams and a healthy diet, but it’s important to know what’s good, and conversely, what is […]

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Helping Blind and Low Vision Students

Posted on: May 27, 2015

The Lions Club is helping blind and low vision students across Illinois by providing schools with an assortment of new equipment. This low vision assistive technology makes it easy for visually impaired students to follow lessons, take tests, and participate with the rest of the class, without missing a beat. In addition to donations, they […]

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Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research

Posted on: May 22, 2015

This month, the 2015 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research was awarded to Ophthalmology  Prof. Bob Massof of  John Hopkins University’s School of Medicine. The prestigious award, named after the brave woman who impressed the world with her coruage to overcome blindness and deafness, honors those who dedicate their careers to low vision awareness and […]

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Eat Smart

Posted on: May 14, 2015

One of the best ways to maintain good eyesight is with a healthy diet, focused on certain key ingredients. Our bodies depend on this nourishment, and our eyes in particular thrive off of nutrients like beta-carotene and Omega-3 fatty acids. It’s all about the choices we make when it comes to our meals, and the […]

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Beyond Eyesight

Posted on: May 12, 2015

Things that, you’d think, would be impossible without eyesight. Intricate, life-like paintings, or detailed sculptures. Unmitigated works of art. Consider, for instance, John Bramblitt, who is  a blind painter. Although he has never seen his wife or son, John is able to create lifelike visages of his family, just by touching their faces. A blind […]

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Visual Health

Posted on: May 06, 2015

It’s no secret: as we climb up the years in life, we can begin to experience gradual vision loss. Many seniors are living with low vision from diseases like macular degeneration or glaucoma, and the numbers continue to rise… with no available cure. However, there is hope in prevention and early detection, which is possible […]

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