Free Updated “GuideMe” Book for AMD Now Online

Similar to a practicing low vision therapist, the GuideMe Book for age-related macular degeneration gathers personal information from the client, then offers guidance and resources unique to the client’s personal needs and goals. Prevent Blindness, a patient advocacy organization preserving vision and eye health for more than 115 years, continues to give the gift of [Read More]

Important New Survey Identifies Impact of Blindness and Low Vision on Senior Adults

Big data reports for each U.S state are now available from the survey.    VisionServe Alliance and The Ohio State University College of Optometry have completed an important national project to comprehensively describe Americans ages 65 and older who are blind or have low vision. The data sets analyzed are from the CDC’s Behavioral Risk [Read More]

Rising Above COVID19 Depression

Prevalence of all forms of depression during the COVID19 pandemic was found to be 20% in a study population of 113,285 individuals.(1) Not unexpectedly, this is higher than the pre-pandemic rate. Compounded with already high levels of depression among those who are socially isolated due to visual impairment (2), this gives cause for increased concern [Read More]