Optelec Gets Creative: CSUN San Diego and VisionZone Premier with Movie Debut

Optelec will gather with industry professionals to display the latest technology for persons with disabilities and reveal new nationwide movement to promote ocular health awareness San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) March 10, 2010 — Optelec US Inc., a world leader in innovative and life changing assistive technologies for the blind and visually impaired, attends the California […]

Low Vision Patients Can See With WinZoom USB Thumb Drive

A new device called Win Zoom (www.getwinzoom.com) allows low vision patients to see easier on computer screens. The device is a USB thumb drive, small and portable, great for taking on trips to the office or the library. It can be used on any computer, requires no installation and very easy to use.

Intel Launching Intel Reader For People With Learning Disabilities

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) is launching the Intel Reader, a mobile handheld device that reads text to people who have dyslexia or other specific learning disabilities, or have vision problems such as low-vision or blindness. About the size of a paperback book, the Intel Reader converts printed text to digital text, and then […]

Freeverse Eyeglasses iPhone App

For those of use who can’t see the new Low Vision Eye Glasses app for iPhones is ideal for farsighted people, who need reading glasses or bifocals, senior citizens and anyone who needs a close up shot. The advantage- most people always carry their phones, so it’s convenient. Source: FreeVerse

Artificial Retina, Video Camera Gives Partial Vision

By Rob Waters Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) — A miniature video camera in the center of his eyeglass frames and tiny electrodes implanted at the back of his right eye allow Dean Lloyd to see lights and shapes, more than 30 years after he lost his vision. Lloyd is one of 32 blind people testing the […]

Blogs by People Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

From Vision Aware.org Blind Bloggers: Blogs by People Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision DISCLAIMER: VisionAWARE provides links to blogs created by people who are blind, visually impaired, or have low vision as a convenience in locating related information and services for our visitors. VisionAWARE neither endorses nor supports the content of third-party links […]

Low Vision Glasses

To find low vision products and suppliers see: Low Vision Aids BACKGROUND: Low Vision is a visual impairment unable to be corrected by standard vision treatments such as regular eyeglasses, contact lenses, or optical surgery. It interferes with one’s ability to perform simple, everyday tasks. According to the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, low […]