vision loss

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 […]

Eye Health Risks to Watch out for in Aging Women

Eye Health Risks to Watch out for in Aging Women

Getting older is something everyone faces every day. Unfortunately for aging women, developing a vision condition or disease is not uncommon in old age. The hard truth is that many more women than men will lose their sight as a result of aging and the various vision conditions they are likely to develop. But there […]

Eye Health Risks to Watch out for in Aging Men

Eye Health Risks to Watch out for in Aging Men

Numerous studies have shown that women tend to live longer than men. From birth to death, women seem to have a leg up on men when it comes to overall health. Aging men are more likely to develop heart disease, gum disease and Parkinson’s disease, just to name a few. However, the opposite has been […]

6 Tips to Make Life Easier at Home When Dealing with Low Vision

6 Tips to Make Life Easier at Home When Dealing with Low Vision

Not to be confused with blindness, low vision is a condition that is not correctable by surgery, medication or various eye wear like glasses or contact lenses. Symptoms of low vision can include blurred vision, tunnel vision, blind spots or partial sight. Low vision, though it can potentially affect anyone of any age, it is […]

June Is Cataract Awareness Month

June Is Cataract Awareness Month

Though many of us are quite aware of cataracts and their existence, many are unaware of what cataracts are and how exactly they affect a person’s vision health. According to the Kellogg Eye Center, by the age of 65, over 90 percent of people have at least one cataract. Between the ages of 75 and […]

How Laser Pointers Are Damaging to the Eyes

How Laser Pointers Are Damaging to the Eyes

In a world filled with high tech toys and games for adults and kids alike, such as video games, board games, Lego sets, and more, the one toy we’ve no doubt all played with at some point in our lives is a laser pointer. Originally not meant to be a toy, laser pointers are commonly used […]

Driving with Glaucoma

Driving with Glaucoma

It may seem to many that driving with a serious eye condition such a glaucoma can be an almost impossible task. People afflicted with glaucoma can barely thread a needle or read a book, let alone operate heavy machinery. However, a recent study published in Optometry and Vision Science has shown that with frequent scanning of the […]

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 […]

Choosing an Eye-Friendly Makeup Remover

Choosing an Eye-Friendly Makeup Remover

Beauty doesn’t come cheap, but sometimes the costs are quite a bit higher than they should be. An awful lot of the products we use to keep ourselves looking our best might not always have us feeling our best – case in point, makeup. Makeup can easily irritate the eyes and even clear the way for potentially […]

Testing Low Vision Driving Abilities Through Simulation

Testing Low Vision Driving Abilities Through Simulation

For those experiencing the effects of diminishing eyesight, driving can easily become one of the most difficult elements of everyday life. This can be especially trying for those dealing with central vision loss, or a blind area in their central vision. Vision researchers in Boston have recently published the results of a new study that […]

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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