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During the weekend of August 24th, Major League Baseball held a players’ weekend where players from both the National and American league got to choose nicknames to put on the back of their jerseys. However, the league itself decided...
On May 30, 2019, ESPN televised the highly anticipated Scripps National Spelling Bee. The competition was so fierce this year that they were starting to run out of words for their contestants to spell as they entered the final...
It is well established that there is no safe level of myopia and ocular disease including glaucoma, cataracts, choroidal neovascular membranes and retinal detachment present with myopia. The greater the amount of myopia, the higher the risk. . Treatment options...
In 2013, I met with a group of other low vision professionals from all around the US, to hear about a new wearable assistive technology out of Israel called OrCam. While at this meeting, some individuals were skeptical, as...
The formation of Aira Google Glass was first announced to the public in 2012 and even debuted a prototype at a Foundation Fighting Blindness meeting that same year which created a buzz in the blind and visually impaired community about...
Seeing without believing How often do you ask your visually impaired patients the following question: “Do you ever see things you know aren’t real?” This is an important question that is often overlooked. Patients rarely volunteer information about hallucinating for fear...
The chief complaint requiring a magnifier Reading is the number one complaint of our low vision patients. Thankfully many forms of magnification can help in most cases in the form of traditional magnifiers. While this might not be the magic...
The stellar event of the year You have most likely heard by now that all of the United States will have a solar eclipse on August 21st. The moon will cover part of the sun for 2 to 3 hours!...
One woman's journey I wanted to present an excellent book, which should be mandatory reading for all optometrists, not just those of us who practice low vision.   Not Fade Away is a memoir/autobiography of a woman who started losing her...
Smartphone apps are a game changer for patients Smartphone accessibility options, now a standard, have also been a real game changer for people who are blind or visually impaired. One of the first questions I ask a low vision patient...
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