Posts Tagged: vision loss

Glaucoma and your vision

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, and the leading cause of blindness in people over 60 years old. It’s estimated that more than three million Americans are living with glaucoma, and half of them aren’t even aware that they have it. Getting regular eye exams can help doctors identify and treat the…
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Picking the perfect sunglasses

Are all sunglasses the same? Sunglasses should be purchased based upon a person’s visual needs and ocular health, lifestyle and recreational interests. Sunglasses can be purchased with polarized, non-polarized, or UV blocking filters. Polarized lenses help to reduce glare from reflected light sources such as snow, ice, water, metal and glass. For example, a downhill…
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Tablets and e-readers offer new hope for those with low vision

Move over hand magnifiers. Tablet computers and e-readers are changing the way people with low vision read. For patients with central vision loss from conditions such as macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy, font enlargement, or relative size magnification, and contrast enhancement are critical to improving reading performance. Traditional optical magnifiers, which were once the primary…
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