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August 11, 2018

Danger of Blue Light From Screens May Be Overstated

Posted in: Daily Living, Latest News

by Dan Roberts In view of a recent surge in media reporting about blue light damage from digital devices, it is important to remember that there is no scientific evidence that blue light from such devices causes eye damage. The sun, and full spectrum lamps which imitate the sun, are the two strongest and most common
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July 29, 2018

Let’s All Go to the Movies!

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As of June 2, 2018, the law requires that audio description for the blind and visually impaired be made available by all digital first-run movie theaters. Almost all applicable theaters have complied, and others are in the process of converting to digital and upgrading to include description equipment. The Federal Government defines audio description as
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May 16, 2018

Every Patient Can Be an Advocate

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by Dan Roberts What do these six famous people have in common?           They are all different in many ways, but they each possess at least one characteristic which sets them apart. They have a strong sense of empathy, making it impossible for them to remain silent in the face of
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April 23, 2018

New Web Tool Lets AMD Patients Map Their Visual Fields At Home

Posted in: Daily Living, Latest News, Vision Tests

One of the frustrations of visual impairment is the difficulty of explaining our vision to others. We often hear things like, “How did you see that? I thought you were blind!” Another issue we deal with is how to personally keep track of our vision changes throughout the progression of our disease. Our eye doctors have
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April 16, 2018

Will Driverless Vehicles Be Accessible To The Visually Impaired?

Posted in: Daily Living, Latest News, Research and Developments

by Dan Roberts Autonomous (driverless) vehicles are on the way. The technology is already in place, having been successfully tested for several years under every city and highway traveling condition. Many automakers report that their new cars are now being equipped for driverless operation, so the change-over will be easy when the time comes. And
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March 5, 2018

Accessible Prescription Labels Offer Convenience and Safety

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People who cannot read their prescription labels often make medication errors, sometimes leading to hospitalization or worse. To address this serious issue, several pharmacies now provide accessible prescription labels. Provided by En-Vision America, “Scriptability” labels provide a safe and convenient way to access prescription information for individuals who cannot read standard print. The labels are
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March 3, 2018

Aging Can Cause Eye Problems Other Than Low Vision Disease

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by Ellen Troyer, MT MA CEO & Chief Research Officer, Biosyntrx Just as hair turns gray with age, bladders weaken and memories lapse, our eyes, too, undergo a metamorphosis. Although these changes are all part of normal aging, some set the stage for more serious eye problems. As eyes age, eyelid muscles weaken, and skin becomes
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February 3, 2018

Low Vision Lighting Technology is Improving

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by Dan Roberts Advancements in lighting technology for the visually impaired have made big strides during the past 12 years. Before 2005, companies were touting their new full spectrum (“daylight”) lamps as “healthy for aging eyes”. Patients, and even their doctors, were led to believe that the sun at high noon is the best and
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December 5, 2017

Headworn Video Devices Are Helping The Visually Impaired To See Better

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by Dan Roberts (Updated 12/4/2017) Portable electronic magnifiers have come a long way in the past decade, improving clarity of vision for thousands. A natural development for those who prefer to have their hands free has been the creation of several types of headworn video devices, the leaders in the field being eSight, NuEyes, and
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October 24, 2017

“I’m Visually Impaired, But . . .”

Posted in: Daily Living, Health and Nutrition, Latest News

by Dan Roberts As we age, we face a number of challenges not enjoyed by the young. It seems like every day brings another condition that makes us wonder, “Is this the Big One that’s going to do me in?” Fortunately, most of these conditions are temporary, rearing their heads only to warn us that
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