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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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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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The Remarkable Retina You are invited to a world-class presentation at the community eye health event with celebrated ophthalmologist and retinal specialist, Michael M. Lai, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Lai, a physician for adult and pediatric patients at Retina Group of … Continue reading

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The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington® (POB) celebrated 80 years of providing sight-saving services in the DMV area on Saturday, March 19 at the Night of Vision® gala, which was held at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. POB … Continue reading

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About 16 years ago, John was told by his ophthalmologist that he would lose his vision to a condition called Stargardt’s disease, an inherited disorder of the retina that causes a loss of central vision, or macular degeneration, often during … Continue reading

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If you have been told “nothing more can be done with regular corrective eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery,” you likely have low vision. Don’t panic! There are many resources that can provide help. If you are having difficulty learning … Continue reading

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When Kristina Howell of Laurel, Md. was 23 years old, she went in for a routine exam at her optometrist’s office to get contact lenses. “They did some testing and they noticed that I wasn’t seeing in my peripheral, and they couldn’t tell me what it was,” Howell said. Continue reading

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