Tag: low vision

Those with Low Vision Collect Information from the Environment differently

Posted on: Nov 05, 2012

Those of us with low vision or blindness collect information about our environment differently than sighted people.  That stands to reason when you consider that we have one less sense to rely on. I often hear that people without vision or who have low vision have their other senses enhanced.  Let me put that to […]

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Eating out – Dick Barbuto

Posted on: Nov 02, 2012

This article is a compilation of things that have happened to me while eating in restaurants. You would think that might be a review of some of the things regarding accessibility that are governed by federal and state law. Nothing could be further away.  I would like to address in a humorous way some of […]

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Nutrition is an Important topic even for Macular Degeneration

Posted on: Nov 01, 2012

As a registered nurse who loves to educate others on health and wellness, it is so refreshing to find physicians who are interested in disease prevention. Several ophthalmologists have written books on nutrition and/or macular degeneration. They are Dr. Stephen Pratt, the author of Superfoods RX, Dr. Michael A. Samuel, the author of Macular Degeneration: […]

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Ten Fun Things by Dick Barbuto

Posted on: Oct 31, 2012

There are some fun things about vision loss or impairment that you should know about. Here are ten fun things by Dick Barbuto 1. Everyone looks great. Women are beautiful and men are handsome. Wailing children are not great unless you are also deaf. 2. You can barge into a room and become the immediate […]

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Webinar – Make it Happen with Low Vision Technology- Practical Applications for Daily Living

Posted on: May 08, 2012

For all of you who missed the webinar, here is a video of the presentation: http://youtu.be/Wkxme5JKdSQ “Make it Happen with Low Vision Technology- Practical Applications for Daily Living” will be presented by Kathy Foster and Janet Bernhardt CLVT, TVI. Kathy and Janet are co-owners of Low Vision, Etc., located in Monroe, Louisiana. Low Vision, Etc., […]

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Dry Age Related Macular Degeneration

Posted on: May 07, 2012

For those of you who are new to the vision world of macular degeneration, the two most common types of age related macular degeneration (AMD)  are dry AMD and wet AMD. The reason for the use of the words “dry” and “wet”  is that in the wet form, tiny capillaries start growing under the macula, […]

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Macular Pigment Density Testing

Posted on: May 07, 2012

Did you know that our eyes have internal “sunglasses?”  Known as the macular pigment (MP), this yellow pigmented spot is found in the center of the retina known as the macula.  Made up of two carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, the MP plays a critical role in protecting the macula from harmful blue light and in […]

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What Type of Macular Degeneration Do You Have?

Posted on: May 07, 2012

Perhaps you or someone close to you has recently received a diagnosis of age related macular degeneration (AMD).  Depending on the eye doctor, an explanation of this retinal disease was very brief or perhaps the diagnosis was so overwhelming it was difficult to hear anything else that was said. I remember when my father-in-law was […]

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Macular Degeneration and Stem Cell Research

Posted on: May 07, 2012

Macular degeneration and stem cell research is in its infancy – as is most stem cell research. However, there has been some progress to report in humans .  And even though the progress is quite small, it is still ground breaking. A  bio-tech company called Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) has its principal laboratory and GMP […]

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Distance Glasses – Magnifying Near and Far

Posted on: May 07, 2012

The two “best friends” for those with macular degeneration are magnifiers and lights. But when we think of a magnifier, we usually think of the traditional large round magnifying glass with a handle that can be used to enlarge the words of what we are reading or perhaps to see a photograph or picture more […]

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