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2014-01-20 16:21:54

WILMINGTON, N.C., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lenstatin(TM) LLC announces worldwide introduction of the very first nutritional supplement containing Unique Proprietary Antioxidant Blend of micronutrients specifically selected and formulated based on anti-cataractogenic properties. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140120/CL49322) Cataract surgery is the most common therapeutic procedure performed on patients over age 65 in the United States, with over 2 million...

2014-01-20 16:21:52

WILMINGTON, N.C., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lenstatin(TM) LLC announces worldwide introduction of the very first nutritional supplement specifically formulated to support healthy lens metabolism for patients with early cataract formation. Lenstatin contains a Unique Proprietary Antioxidant Blend of micronutrients with anti-cataractogenic activity, the exact formula of which is not reproduced by any other vitamin preparation. (Photo:...

2014-01-20 10:24:51

Findings are published in special issue of IOVS Aging gracefully may not be an option for the 40 million people worldwide who are blind or have significant visual impairment. It's reported that 65% of those with visual impairment and 82% of those who are blind are over 50 years of age. In a special issue of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS), ophthalmic leaders from around the world address "the aging eye" to focus attention on unmet needs and accelerate the...

2014-01-16 23:22:28

Glaucoma is a silent illness; most people have no early symptoms or warning signs as their peripheral vision diminishes or blind spots occur. Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Glaucoma is a silent illness; most people have no early symptoms or warning signs as their peripheral vision diminishes or blind spots occur. It affects more than 2.7 million Americans age 40 and older. Another 2 million do not know they have the disease. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and Frantz EyeCare...

2014-01-14 23:29:39

The new “Eye Care Tips” article on the site Vkool.com covers useful tips on how to improve eyesight effectively. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 The new “Eye Care Tips” article on the website Vkool.com delivers nutrition and lifestyle tips to maintain good eyesight efficiently. This article is specifically designed for those who want to prevent eye problems naturally without using any kind of drugs or medications. At the beginning of the article, the author reveals some...

2014-01-14 16:27:53

Window-Eyes Screen Reader Now Available for Free to Many Microsoft Office Users BALTIMORE, Jan.14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for equal access to technology by the blind, today commended Microsoft Corporation and GW Micro for their announcement of a partnership that makes GW Micro's Window-Eyes screen reader available for free to users of Microsoft Office 2010 or higher. More details about this groundbreaking...

2014-01-14 16:25:59

WASHINGTON, N.C., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Precision Eye Care is proud to announce their support of Glaucoma Awareness Month, taking place this January. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness; and in the United State alone, it affects more than 2.7 million people over the age of 40. The National Eye Institute projects this number will grow to 4.2 million by 2030. Experts suggest a major reason for the large number of glaucoma sufferers is that most people don't realize...

2014-01-13 23:01:05

As glaucoma goes undetected in many cases, it is extremely crucial for everyone to receive an annual comprehensive dilated eye exam to prevent the onset of irreversible damage caused by glaucoma. Hudson County, NJ (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 CarePoint Health - Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital and Hoboken University Medical Center in coordination with the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, is pleased to offer complimentary glaucoma screenings in recognition of National...

2014-01-09 08:28:59

Only half of Americans know they have the common, potentially blinding eye disease; having routine eye exams can help prevent glaucoma-related vision loss SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 2.7 million Americans aged 40 and over are affected by glaucoma, a leading cause of irreversible blindness, yet only half of those affected know they have the disease[1]. Often referred to as the "sneak thief of sight," glaucoma has no noticeable symptoms in its early stages, and vision...

2014-01-08 16:20:11

BOSTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts (NFB of MA), an affiliate of the largest nationwide organization of blind people in America, along with two of its members, Mika Pyyhkala and Kia Yang, are working with ride-sharing application developer Sidecar Technologies, Inc. on an initiative that will enhance the accessibility of its applications for blind users. Sidecar's applications allow passengers to request rides from...


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2010-09-23 19:56:17

The Braille system is a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write. It was devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, a blind Frenchman. The Braille characters are made up of six dot positions arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each. Including a subset when dots are not raised, there are sixty-four possible subsets. The positions on the grid are number 1-3 from top to bottom, on the left, and 4-6 from top to bottom on the right. Horizontal Braille text is...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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