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...
Many of us practice low vision within a private practice. Like anything else, low vision has its challenges and opportunities.  Here are some helpful tips: Consider a separate low vision phone number and website. This sets the low vision 'practice within a...
Wearable Electronic Visual Enhancement Systems (w-EVES) Recently a post on OD’s on Facebook asked about a wearable electronic visual enhancement system (w-EVES) from Canada called e-sight. The device is a wearable pair of glasses with a video camera that displays...
Virtual reality headsets are a hot topic. Augmented reality is a type of virtual reality technology that blends what the user sees in their real surroundings with digital content generated by computer software. Using augmented reality, we can “visit” countries around the world or drive...
One of the first rules we learned! One of the first things we learned in optometry school was the importance of taking a thorough history. This is not only important from a medico-legal standpoint, but more relevant is that a good...
Discovery of myopia retinal cell Scientists at Northwestern have discovered a ganglion cell in the mouse retina that can function abnormally if not introduced to the proper amount and time of natural light. The retinal cell, called “ON delayed,” due...
A patient with retinal vascular health issues does not follow the directions of an OD and return for his follow-up visit for further evaluation and care. Unfortunately, his health is not great and by the look of his eyes,...
A 35-year old patient has a retinal heme during an exam! The before and after pictures are truly amazing to see. Read & Comment on ODs on Facebook
Many of my AMD patients keep asking me what new medical treatments are there for AMD, specifically in the area of stem cell treatment. As many of you may have heard in the news, a recent case report was...

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