AMD/Low Vision Month

As February unfolds, it brings with it an opportunity to shine a spotlight on a critical aspect of our well-being—our vision. Designated as Low Vision Awareness Month, this period encourages us to delve into the nuances of low vision, its impact, and the importance of awareness and proactive care. Understanding Low Vision Low vision refers […]

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Presbyopia, Bifocals, and Progressives

Presbyopia is farsightedness caused by the increasing rigidity of the lens in the eye as we age. It affects nearly everyone older than 65, and for the 42 percent of Americans who are already nearsighted, this creates a complication. People who previously had 20/20 vision can just grab a pair of reading glasses to combat […]

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Scientists 3D print ‘bionic eye’ prototype

A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota have, for the first time, fully 3D printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface. This discovery marks a significant step toward creating a “bionic eye” that could someday help blind people see or sighted people see better. Researchers started with a hemispherical glass […]

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Good Practices for Safe Night Driving

The shorter days of winter inevitably lead to more night driving than in the other seasons. Those of us without perfect eyesight may find it a stressful adjustment each year. It can even be a dangerous one if we don’t take the dangers of night driving into consideration. We can make a big difference in […]

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Screen Readers for Blind or Low-Vision People

What are screen readers?Screen readers are a type of accessibility technology that allows people who are blind or visually impaired to use devices like phones and computers that have a screen. This allows people to access digital content when they might otherwise be unable to. Who Uses Screen Readers? As technology becomes more widespread and […]

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