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The Truth About Blindness

The Truth About Blindness

If we told you that someone was blind, what would your first assumption about them be? It would probably be that they have no sight, right? Blind people on TV, movies, and in commercials are always portrayed this way. I mean, the story of Ray Charles is incredible. A blind pianist? Many people can’t even […]

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New Camera to Help the Legally Blind

New Camera to Help the Legally Blind

Until recently, the only hope for those living with blindness or low vision was to basically get used to their condition. No cure was available other than adapting to their new circumstances. That was until Amnon Shashua, a professor of computer science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem decided to create the OrCam. This new […]

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Get Ready for World Sight Day 2016

Get Ready for World Sight Day 2016

In case you haven’t heard already, this Thursday (October 13th) is World Sight Day! Though Thursday is the official day, we’re coming to you a few days early so you can get a head start on raising awareness and taking care of your health. World Sight Day is a day that we raise awareness about […]

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Groundbreaking Gene Therapy Can Improve Vision

Groundbreaking Gene Therapy Can Improve Vision

Somethings we inherit physical traits from our parents. Some of them are good, and some of them, well not so much. For the most part, we learn to live with our not so good inherited traits. But what if the trait in question was diminishing your quality of life? This is the case, unfortunately, for […]

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All About Intraocular Lens Implants

All About Intraocular Lens Implants

In the world of optics, intraocular lenses, or IOLs, tend to slip below the public radar. They’re more expensive and intrusive than corrective lenses and don’t quite have the sci-fi appeal or mass-marketing muscle of LASIK. For all that, they remain widely used in the treatment of cataracts as well as myopia. Follow along, and […]

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The Link Between Aspirin and Macular Degeneration

The Link Between Aspirin and Macular Degeneration

What is Macular Degeneration? Macular Degeneration is an eye disorder that can cause severe vision loss in people aged 60 and over. The most severe cases can even cause blindness. The disease occurs when the portion of the retina known as the macula begins to degenerate. This causes people to lose the ability to sense […]

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Celebrate World Sight Day October 8th

Celebrate World Sight Day October 8th!

World Sight Day is celebrated every year on October 8th, and marks a day when eye health is highlighted by the media and various stakeholders through a series of interactive educational events and discussions. It is important for all of us to be aware of the need to take better care of our eyes and […]

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Can Augmented Reality Help the Blind See?

Can Augmented Reality Help the Blind See?

Augmented reality (AR) has dominated tech news for the past year. New advances in the field have been heralded as game-changers for people of every walk of life. It’s not hard to see why. AR’s potential applications are about as limitless as human creativity, and more and more thinkers and industry leaders have discussed potential […]

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Molecular Eye Mapping Could Help Treat Vision Loss

Molecular Eye Mapping Could Help Treat Vision Loss

Millions of people suffer from vision loss diseases like macular degeneration and there are only a handful of treatments that can be used to slow down these vision loss diseases, but nothing will completely stop them from progressing. However, there may be a new kind of treatment for macular degeneration and other vision loss diseases […]

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Can the Visually Impaired Learn to Drive Safely?

Can the Visually Impaired Learn to Drive Safely?

It can be hard for visually impaired people to retain their independence when their vision problems make it unsafe for them to drive. They must rely on family, friends, and neighbors to take them wherever they need to go, and that can be an inconvenience to both the visually impaired person and the people who […]

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Alcohol, Cataracts, and Other Drinking-Related Visual Disorders

Alcohol, Cataracts, and Other Drinking-Related Visual Disorders

We’re likely far from the only source you’ve run across with a warning against heavy drinking. Excess alcohol consumption is rough on a human body from end to end. Essentially every organ can be damaged by chronic alcohol abuse, but as a site devoted to vision health, we’ll pay particular attention to the effects it […]

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