Saving Sight Sunday: February Is Low Vision Awareness Month

February is Low Vision Awareness Month. Low Vision is when people cannot see even with eyeglasses, contact lens, medicine or surgery. Low Vision is usually caused by eye diseases or health disorders, eye injuries and birth defects.

eSight Eyewear Allowing The Legally Blind To See

One one most intriguing vendors at Vision Expo West was eSight Corporation, a technology company focused on solutions for the blind. eSight eyewear calls themselves ‘the first intelligent eyewear that enables people with low vision or legal blindness to actually see’ Looking much like over prescription sunglasses, eSight eyewear uses an advanced, high- resolution video […]

Prevent Blindness Launches Low Vision Resource For Seniors

CHICAGO (Sept. 12, 2013) – Almost 3 million Americans have low vision, according to the National Eye Institute.  And, those numbers are expected to increase to more than 5 million by 2030 and close to 9 million by 2050.  Low vision is defined as vision loss that cannot be corrected with eyeglasses, medicine or surgery.  […]

Tech Tuesday: Portable Eye Exams: Peek Smartphone

A portable eye testing kit based on a smartphone that could revolutionize eye care in the world’s poorest nations is being tested in Africa by UK researchers. The kit is a mobile app, together with clip-on hardware, that transforms a smartphone into a low-cost portable eye clinic that can be operated by a non-expert to […]

Transitions Optical Teams Up With Baseball Legend Cal Ripken, Jr.

To Teach Children the Impact of Healthy Vision on the Field and In Their Everyday Lives Event Benefiting Children in the Tampa Bay Area with Free Eyecare Services and Baseball Clinic is First in a Nationwide Series of Events with Transitions Optical and Cal Ripken, Jr. Targeting Underserved Communities PINELLAS PARK, Fla., May, 2013 – […]

How CraftOptics Telescopes Work

If you have never seen CraftOptics in person, this new video is for you! Jeff walks you through how CraftOptics Telescopes and the CraftOptics DreamBeam work together to help you see with laser focus like you did when you were a kid. He’ll show you how they will help you see amazing detail while allowing […]

EyeMusic Employs Music To Help Blind To See

Sensory substitution devices work by converting one type of sensory input into another – examples would be systems such as CASBLiP and EYE 21, which allow the blind to “see” by assigning sounds to images. Now, a team of researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have created a similar wearable device, known as EyeMusic. […]