My Blue Eyes

My blue eyes open now just as they always did, But rather than pure sunlight, I see a cloud instead. The sunlight still warms me and always lights my way, But the cloud in the center turns faces gray. The objects that I look at are becoming unclear, And memories of sharp vision are becoming [Read More]

Broken Eyes

I live in a world without readable signs, No faces with features, or even straight lines. Things taken for granted, once seen clear as day, Now shrouded forever in layers of gray. As if once removed, life is now passing by, Viewed as it is from the corner of my eye. Like all that’s around [Read More]

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]

FDA Approval Brings Long Awaited Hope to Patients With Geographic Atrophy

by Jeff Todd, President + CEO at Prevent Blindness And just like that, the landscape for vision loss and blindness has shifted dramatically! For years, millions of people around the world who are living with an untreatable and potentially blinding condition, along with their care partners, have been waiting with hopeful anticipation for a treatment [Read More]