How the Visually Impaired Can Experience the World of Gaming, Sports and Movies Through the Power of Sound

By Mary Kane
Friday, October 29, 2021 8:30 AM Have you ever wondered what it’s like for a blind person to experience a movie, follow sports or play a video game? Thanks to the world of podcasts, specifically a program called Twenty Thousand Hertz which reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds, you are about to find out. In honor of October’s Blindness Awareness Month, Twenty Thousand Hertz recently released a three-part series celebrating the auditory experience of the blind community. Throughout the month of October, the leading podcast about sound has explored the extraordinary worlds of audio descriptions in film and TV, blind sports and most recently, blind gaming.

International Sports Vision Association Announces New Executive and Advisory Board Officers

By Staff
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:18 AM MONROE, N.J.—The International Sports Vision Association (ISVA), an interdisciplinary group of professionals dedicated to advancing the field of vision training for athletes of all ages and levels to help them achieve peak athletic performance, has announced the appointments of its new executive and advisory board members.

Connectyx Announces Grant of Exclusive Worldwide License from NEI and NIH for Repurposing Metformin to Treat Degenerative Eye Disease

By Staff
Friday, February 5, 2021 12:24 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.—Connectyx Technologies Holdings Group, Inc., a development-stage biomedical company focusing on novel treatments for rare diseases, announced it has entered into an exclusive patent license agreement to practice inventions contained within the patent applications listed below with the National Eye Institute.

The Easy Reader from Eschenbach

By Staff
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:09 AM

13 Doctors and Researchers Awarded Greenberg Prize to End Blindness

By Staff
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Thirteen doctors and researchers have been awarded the Sanford and Sue Greenberg Prize to End BlindnessNational Geographic Reports. The 13 winners will split the prize of $3 million in gold.

The American Foundation for the Blind Releases Flatten Inaccessibility Research Report

By Staff
Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:21 AM New York—The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) announced the release of the Flatten Inaccessibility research report, the culmination of survey findings from 1,921 U.S. participants who are blind or have low vision. Of those who participated, 65 percent of participants were blind and 35 percent had low vision.

COPE-Approved Myopia Management Webinars Offer Free CE

By Staff
Friday, September 11, 2020 12:15 AM NEW YORK—With childhood myopia rising rapidly and the age of onset lowering, it’s no wonder myopia management is the hottest topic in eyecare. Learn the techniques for slowing the progression of myopia in children from this series of three free COPE-approved webinars made possible by an unrestricted grant from CooperVision.  Professor Mark Bullimore, Dr. Maria Walker and Dr. Vishakha Thakrar will present the latest evidence-based myopia knowledge to enhance your clinical and patient communication skills.

AEVR Hosts Virtual Events Sept. 23 in Conjunction With Emerging Vision Scientists Day on Capitol Hill

By Staff
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:15 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) has announced a series of virtual events on Sept. 23 that are associated with International Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Week 2020 and AEVR’s Sixth Annual Emerging Vision Scientists (EVS) Day on Capitol Hill.

Bascom Palmer’s Research Designed to Find Targets for New Glaucoma Treatments

By Staff
Friday, April 17, 2020 12:18 AM MIAMI—To better understand a specific form of glaucoma, known as pseudoexfoliation glaucoma, researchers at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute are using cutting-edge metabolomic studies.

Alcon and PARC, a Xerox Company, Set Agreement Aimed at Developing ‘Innovative’ Eyecare Treatments

By Staff
Monday, February 3, 2020 12:21 AM PALO ALTO, Calif.—PARC, a Xerox company, announced last week that it has reached an agreement with global eyecare company Alcon to develop innovative new treatments for eyecare. The agreement includes a licensing arrangement with Alcon to leverage PARC intellectual property for potential new products that are anticipated to enter the market over the next two to four years, according to the announcement. “Alcon has been working with PARC for more than three years to develop innovative technology that can be used with our vision care products,” Andy Pawson, president of Alcon’s Global Vision Care franchise, said.

Allergan Teams Up With Von Miller to Raise Awareness of Glaucoma's Impact on Daily Living

By Staff
Friday, January 17, 2020 12:18 AM DUBLIN—Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a global pharmaceutical company with more than 70 years of heritage in eyecare, announced a partnership with Von Miller, a former Super Bowl MVP, Denver Broncos linebacker and advocate for healthy vision, to shine a light on the millions of people living with glaucoma. As an ambassador for the “My Glaucoma” campaign, Miller will address the misunderstandings and impact of glaucoma and encourage those with the disease, and their caregivers, to take early action, according to the announcement this week. This includes going to the doctor regularly and taking medications as prescribed.