Will Driverless Vehicles Be Accessible To The Visually Impaired?

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 [Read More]

Congressional Action Increases Funding for Major Vision Programs

The U.S. Congress has increased spending to a number of programs that impact vision and eye health in its Fiscal Year 2018 “omnibus” legislation. As a result of advocacy by Prevent Blindness and its affiliates, partners, and advocates across the country, the FY2018 Labor-HHS-Education legislation increases funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Read More]

NIH Launches International Study of AMD Progression

Natural history investigation will deploy latest advances to identify biomarkers, targets for early therapy A new clinical study led by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, will follow 500 people over five years to learn more about the natural history of early age-related macular degeneration (AMD). By using the [Read More]