low vision

Can Eye Drops Be Overused?

by Russ Lazarus May 18, 2021

Do you suffer from red, itchy eyes? Eye drops may provide relief, but don’t overuse them.  Overusing eye drops can cause more harm than good.

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OrCam for Low Vision

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2021

OrCam is a revolutionary device allowing those with low vision to reconnect to the world like never before. Low vision is a permanent visual impairment

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IrisVision for Low Vision

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2021

If you suffer with vision loss, this wireless virtual reality device may allow you to regain your quality of life. While low vision can’t be

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E-Scoop Glasses for Low Vision

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2021

Approximately 4 million Americans live with low vision. Low vision is  visual impairment that can’t be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, surgery or medication. However,

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Retinitis Pigmentosa and Low Vision

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2021

An estimated 1 in 4,000 people are affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Retinitis pigmentosa is an inherited eye disease that causes a breakdown and loss of cells in the retina. The most common symptoms of RP include decreased peripheral vision, trouble seeing at sunset and night or colors appearing washed out. While there is no cure for most causes of RP, it can be managed effectively with the help of a low vision eye doctor

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Albinism and Low Vision

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2021

Albinism affects at least 1 in 20,000 of the population. Ocular albinism affects the eyes, possibly causing dramatic loss of visual function and impact on the quality of life.

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Hemianopsia and Low Vision

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2021

A brain injury can cause the loss of over 50% of your visual field, this is known as hemianopsia. Males from the ages of 50 to 70 are most frequently affected by this condition. Over 70% hemianopsias are caused by a blockage of the blood supply in the brain, most frequently due to a tumor or stroke.

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Reading Tips For People With Low Vision

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2021

Approximately 3.22 million people in the United States have a visual impairment. For people with a visual impairment, reading is often one of the most

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Top Home Tips for Low Vision

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2021

One in six adults over age of 45 and one in four adults over age 75 has low vision. Having low vision – reduced vision that can’t be improved with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery –  can make it difficult to perform day-to-day tasks. Fortunately, there are many things a person with low vision can do to remain independent and do the things they enjoy and love.

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What Causes Low Vision In Children? 

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2021

More than half a million children in North American are blind or have low vision.   Having impaired vision makes it difficult to read, play sports,

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What to Look For in a Low Vision Magnifier?

by Russ Lazarus February 11, 2021

Asking yourself these questions before deciding on a low vision device will help you to narrow down your choices and ensure that you will truly

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Guide to Low Vision Devices

by Russ Lazarus February 11, 2021

With the large variety of low vision devices now available on the market, our guide will help you choose a magnifier that best suits your

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Low Vision In Children 

by Russ Lazarus February 11, 2021

Many children suffer with vision loss, but there are a range of low vision aids that can give them the best chance to engage with the world around them. There are a number of conditions that can cause vision impairments in children. While some of these conditions can be treated in early childhood, many can result in low vision or even total blindness.

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What Are Side Vision Glasses?

by Devora Kramer January 11, 2021

Side-vision awareness glasses are an effective low vision device that increases the viewing field for people suffering from side vision loss.  Side vision awareness glasses

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Coping with Macular Degeneration 

by Devora Kramer January 11, 2021

Around 40 percent of people diagnosed with macular degeneration suffer from depression. Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a progressive eye

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Is It Safe to Drive With Macular Degeneration?

by Devora Kramer January 11, 2021

Central vision loss from macular degeneration (AMD) can significantly affect your daily functioning, including your ability to drive. Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular

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Using a Smartphone for Low Vision

by Devora Kramer January 5, 2021

There are no limits to what you can do with a smartphone nowadays, even if you have low vision.  Smartphones, with their advanced technology and

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Retinitis Pigmentosa

by Devora Kramer January 5, 2021

Retinitis pigmentosa is one of the most frequently occurring forms of inherited retinal degeneration, affecting around 1 in 4,000 people, worldwide. Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is

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Top 10 Tips for Improving Low Vision at Home

by Devora Kramer January 5, 2021

Low vision can significantly impact your daily functioning. Follow these 10 tips to increase your independence at home, for even the simplest of activities.   

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What Is Charles Bonnet Syndrome?

by Devora Kramer January 5, 2021

Charles Bonnet Syndrome affects up to 40 percent of people with low vision.  Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) typically develops in the weeks and months following

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Wet Macular Degeneration (AMD)

by Russ Lazarus July 23, 2020

Wet AMD accounts for approximately 10 percent of all AMD cases, but is responsible for 90 percent of legal blindness. Wet AMD develops as a result of abnormal blood vessels that form under the retina, and leak blood and fluid into the macula. Wet AMD is the more advanced stage of AMD, with dry AMD usually preceding it.

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Dry Macular Degeneration (AMD)

by Russ Lazarus July 22, 2020

Dry AMD accounts for 80-90 percent of all AMD cases. Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is an eye disease that occurs as a result of permanent damage to the macula, the center of the retina. Dry AMD causes loss of central vision and the ability to see fine details

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What is Macular Degeneration?

by Russ Lazarus May 28, 2020

Have you been diagnosed with macular degeneration? Macular degeneration (AMD) is an ocular disease caused by deterioration of the macula, the center of the retina that controls your visual acuity. Macular degeneration accounts for 8.7 percent of all blindness worldwide, and is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults over the age of 60. 

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Should I See an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist?

by Russ Lazarus April 5, 2020

Your eye care team Ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians are the three main professionals included on the ‘eye care team’. While each profession plays an important

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