Information you can use

This site offers up-to-date information and free materials for people living with low vision. Follow any of the links on this page to access our extensive resources.

If you are also looking for personal support and contact with others who share your challenges and experiences, please visit our partners at Macular Degeneration Support.

Low Vision:
A Self Help Guide

An evaluation and self-guided workbook designed to help anyone in the intermediate to late stage of vision loss.

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Self-help tools and resource links to more than 1,600 low vision organizations, services and websites.

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Caring for the Visually Impaired

This publication is intended to assist all those who are unselfishly committed to caring for visually impaired individuals.

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Latest News

April 16, 2014

Smart Contact Lenses For the Blind

Google has taken their new Google Glass technology a step further with an idea that could have significant benefits for the blind. The company has applied for a patent for a contact lens containing a built-in camera. With this, a blind person would be able, for example, to receive an audible signal warning of an
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March 29, 2014

Blindness and Visual Impairment Rates Have Fallen

234 out of 15,000 studies between 1980 and 2012 have shown that rates of blindness and visual impairment have decreased significantly in developed countries during the past two decades. Macular degeneration now appears to be the leading cause of chronic vision loss, surpassing cataracts and glaucoma. The most common cause of partial vision impairment continues
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