CMS Will Reimburse Ambulatory Surgery Center Payment for VisionCare's Telescope Implant

By Staff
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:21 AM SARATOGA, Calif.— VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will reimburse its Implantable Miniature Telescope under a revised Ambulatory Payment Classification designation, APC 0351, Level V Intraocular Procedures.

FDA Approves VisionCare's Telescope Implant for Macular Degeneration in Patients 65 Years and Older

By Staff
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:30 AM SARATOGA, Calif.— VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), announced earlier this month that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Implantable Miniature Telescope (by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz) for use in patients living with bilateral end-stage age-related macular degeneration who are age 65 or older.

Envision Conference 2014 to Take Place in Minneapolis in September

By Staff
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:18 AM MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.— Envision is inviting optical industry professionals to take part in the organization’s ninth annual Envision Conference, a multidisciplinary low vision rehabilitation and research conference dedicated to improving the quality of low vision care through professional collaboration, advocacy, research and education.

Gene Johnson Named Vice President and General Manager of Envision Industries

By Staff
Friday, July 11, 2014 12:30 AM WICHITA, Kan.— Envision, a company that promotes advocacy and independence for those who are blind or low vision, has named Gene Johnson vice president and general manager of Envision Industries, its product manufacturing and assembly division.

Eschenbach Named as Exclusive Distributor for LVI Video Magnification Products in U.S. and Mexico

By Staff
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:27 AM DANBURY‚ Conn.— Eschenbach Optik of America has been named by Low Vision International’s (LVI) as the exclusive distributor of LVI’s line of video magnification products in the U.S. and Mexico.

Music Transcends Sight and Age When Envision Pairs Musicians With the Visually Impaired

By John Sailer
Thursday, March 06, 2014 9:30 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Blind and individuals with low vision joined with professional musicians at a music workshop held here, Saturday Feb. 22.

Optelec and The Macula Vision Research Foundation Team Up to Increase Awareness of AMD

By Staff
Monday, February 17, 2014 12:30 AM VISTA, Calif. And CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—The Macula Vision Research Foundation(MVRF) and Optelec have formed a unique partnership of industry and philanthropy to benefit more than 11 million people in the U.S. with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or other retinal related diseases.

Shared Visions Reception Celebrates Artists with Visual Impairment

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, February 10, 2014 12:00 AM FULLERTON, Calif.—At the Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU) University Eye Center last month, artists, jurors and members of the public celebrated the opening of the ninth annual Shared Visions Art Exhibit, a juried art show in which blind, legally blind and visually impaired artists are given an opportunity to put their artwork on display.

February’s Low Vision Awareness Month Attracts Additional Supporters

By Staff
Friday, February 07, 2014 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Optical organizations across the country are observing February as Low Vision Awareness Month, offering resources, tips and education tools to eyecare practitioners and the public.

Prevent Blindness Offers Free Resources for AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

By Staff
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:27 AM CHICAGO— Prevent Blindness has declared February as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)/Low Vision Awareness Month.

Low Vision Goes High Profile at Envision Conference 2013

By Staff
Monday, October 28, 2013 12:30 AM MINNEAPOLIS—The 8th annual Envision Conference 2013, held here last month at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis focused on low vision research, rehabilitation and education, and brought together an international audience of professionals, academics and others aligned with the fields of vision research and rehabilitation.

Essilor Acquires Technologies Humanware, Expanding its Low Vision Portfolio

By Staff
Friday, October 18, 2013 12:27 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France— Essilor International (Reuters: ESSI.PA) has acquired a majority interest in Technologies Humanware a leading designer and distributor of electronic aids for the blind and vision impaired. Details of the transaction were not announced.

Prevent Blindness America Launches Online Resource To Serve Those With Low Vision

By Staff
Monday, September 16, 2013 12:27 AM CHICAGO– To directly address the needs of those with low vision and their caregivers, Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has launched a new online resource: “Living Well with Low Vision”. The goal of the new website is to make it as easy as possible for people to educate themselves about loss of vision, to meet the daily challenges resulting from it, and to continue to have a high quality of life.

National Eye Institute Introduces New Resources for Low Vision Patients

By Staff
Monday, February 11, 2013 12:21 AM BETHESDA, Md.—As a growing number of Americans experience vision loss, the National Eye Institute (NEI), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has released a series of resources to aid individuals with low vision.

eSight Debuts 'Intelligent Eyewear' for Low Vision Patients

By Eye² Staff
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:03 AM eSight, a Canadian company based in Ottawa, Ontario, is launching what it calls "a new class of wearable, electronic assistive technology designed specifically for low vision." eSight Eyewear modifies whatever the wearer is looking at to maximize the effectiveness of their remaining eyesight, according to the company.
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