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The following information has been provided by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO): On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America (weather permitting). The whole continent will experience a partial eclipse lasting 2 to 3 hours. Halfway … Continue reading

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  (Pictured, L-R: Althea DeGree, Chair of the Eyeglass Drive Donation Program; June Wright, Eyeglass Drive Donation Coordinator; Beverly Cole, Eyeglass Drive Sponsor; Michele Hartlove; Taylor Blackwell) In May, the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington received a generous … Continue reading

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We’ve come a long way! Until now, the only way of “home monitoring” to detect vision changes in “dry” AMD has been the Amsler Grid. If you are at high-risk for developing “wet” AMD, you may now take a more … Continue reading

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Do you know that vision loss is a leading cause of falls? Join Adrianna Wiseman, O.D., Low Vision Optometrist and Lind Stevens, O.T., Certified Low Vision Therapist, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m., for a special community program, “Stand Up … Continue reading

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Each year on July 1, a new group of doctors begin a three-year ophthalmology residency program. POB is privileged once again this year to work with MedStar Georgetown/ Washington Hospital Center Eye Clinic’s new ophthalmology residents. The Low Vision Group … Continue reading

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If you are having difficulty accomplishing usual activities of daily living because of vision changes, or if you have been diagnosed with an eye disorder that threatens your sight, the Low Vision Center (LVC) in Bethesda is a community resource … Continue reading

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NIH-funded study shows less diabetic retinopathy progression among those who underwent intensive glycemic control People with type 2 diabetes who intensively controlled their blood sugar level during the landmark Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial Eye Study … Continue reading

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Who is at risk for glaucoma? Anyone can develop glaucoma! Those who are at highest risk and should have a dilated eye exam at least every one or two years include: • African Americans over age 40 • Everyone over … Continue reading

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It has been said that technology has made the world smaller, but for people who are visually impaired, smart devices are opening up a whole new world. The iPhone has become a great equalizer for people with vision loss. App … Continue reading

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The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) continues to caution that too much exposure to UV light raises the risk of eye diseases including cataracts, growths on the eyelids and cancers. Growths on the eyes can appear in the late teens … Continue reading

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