Friday, October 17, 2014 12:30 AM
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.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:18 AM
is inviting optical industry professionals to take part in the organization’s ninth annual
, a multidisciplinary low vision rehabilitation and research conference dedicated to improving the quality of low vision care through professional collaboration, advocacy, research and education.
Friday, July 11, 2014 12:30 AM
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
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.
Monday, February 17, 2014 12:30 AM
VISTA, Calif. And CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—The
Macula Vision Research Foundation
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:27 AM
has declared February as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)/Low Vision Awareness Month.
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.
Friday, October 18, 2013 12:27 AM
(Reuters: ESSI.PA) has acquired a majority interest in
a leading designer and distributor of electronic aids for the blind and vision impaired. Details of the transaction were not announced.
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
“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
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.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:03 AM
, 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.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:15 PM
MILWAUKEE—An art exhibition held here last month featured the work of nine artists, some blind and some with low vision, working in a variety of media: photography, sculpture, watercolors, collage and tactile.