Tag Archives: Low Vision

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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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 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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Understanding Your New Sight You’re invited to meet Lind Stevens, OTRL, SCLV, MS, a highly accomplished occupational therapist with a specialization in low vision rehabilitation, on Sunday, May 15, at the Macular Degeneration Network meeting at Sibley Medical Building. This … Continue reading

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Overcoming barriers to vision rehabilitation No matter your age, assure your path to independence at POB’s premiere Low Vision Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, March 19. The goal of this event is to serve as a springboard for advancing your … 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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The upcoming holiday season presents opportunities for travel to be with family and friends. However, for those who are visually impaired, even a short flight or a bus ride can feel overwhelming and stressful. Proper planning can alleviate many difficulties, … Continue reading

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A special meeting of the Low Vision Resource Group will be held at Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, Thursday, Dec. 10, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. to welcome LaToya Shumate, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist and Orientation and Mobility Specialist. Ms. … 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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About 38 million Americans have eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and cataracts – common causes of vision loss, low vision and blindness. As Baby Boomers age, the numbers are expected to double in the near … Continue reading

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