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 […]

Ophthalmologist Restores Sight With Rare Surgery For Damaged Eyes

(New Jersey)  Dr Daniel Goldberg, one of New Jersey’s foremost laser vision and corneal transplant surgeons, has successfully restored vision in the right eye of a NJ woman who was afflicted by a severe case of glaucoma. Dr Daniel Goldberg utilized a rare procedure to restore her sight. Dr Goldberg had to apply for and […]

Dining in Darkness To Raise Awareness of Vision Health

Prevent Blindness America Hosts Unique “Dining in Darkness” Event to Raise Awareness on the Importance of Vision Health TV Legend Barbara Eden, Football Star Israel Idonije, Journalist Art “Chat Daddy” Sims and Delta Gamma Fraternity to be Honored at Event CHICAGO (December 8, 2009) – Prevent Blindness America, the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and […]

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 […]

New Hope For People With Low Vision

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 vision is defined as vision that is 20/70 or worse. A person […]