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2014-10-01 08:31:06

Regular eye exams encouraged to ensure proper vision OTTAWA, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - October is Children's Vision Month and Doctors of Optometry Canada are reminding parents to take their children for a yearly eye exam. At school, socially and in play, vision problems can prevent children from reaching their full potential. With 80 per cent of learning based on vision, an eye exam from a Doctor of Optometry is the best way to help ensure children achieve optimal learning and...

2014-09-30 23:02:31

HIMS, the innovator in assistive technology for the visually impaired, and Diotek, leaders in OCR, speech and handwriting technologies for smartphones, announce merger that could shape the worldwide future of assistive technology for blind and visually impaired Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 HIMS International Corporation, the parent company of Austin-based HIMS Inc., a global leader in the assistive technology field, providing hardware as well as software solutions to the blind...

2014-09-18 08:36:58

My Mobile Light(TM) combines Bright Lighting and Mobility Support to help individuals with low vision maintain daily independence PIPERSVILLE, Pa., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Technical Vision Inc., a product development company focused on designing and manufacturing assistive devices and technologies for the visually and physically disabled, today announced the launch of the company's premier mobility aid product, My Mobile Light(TM) Low Vision Aid. My Mobile Light combines...

2014-09-16 08:30:21

Inaugural Conference Kicks Off International Vision Expo & Conference West in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ground-breaking eye care innovations that will revolutionize the vision care industry will be presented at The Future in Focus, a day-long event that kicks off the International Vision Expo & Conference West, the world's largest ophthalmic expo and conference. The Future in Focus features presentations from inventors and developers of eye care...

2014-09-03 23:08:57

Developed to improve the reading experience for those affected by low vision, the unique design of the ClearView C provides more working space and helps users to read or view any material, enjoy hobbies or write without being restricted in movement. VISTA, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Optelec, U.S. introduces the new ClearView C desktop video magnifier. Worldwide, there are around 160 million people who are visually impaired. As people get older, sight problems become more common. People...

2014-09-02 12:24:49

Annual event raises awareness of the capabilities of people who are blind and visually impaired WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB) will host its 4(th) annual Light the Way 5k Fun Walk & Run on Saturday, September 20, 2014, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Nationals Park. The annual event benefits the programs and services CLB provides to people of all ages who are blind, low vision, and deaf-blind in the Washington, D.C.,...

2014-08-05 23:08:32

Celebrating its 110th Anniversary, MBKU Honors Essilor USA, Corporate Humanitarian Service V-Award; Wayne Heidle, Volunteer; and Rose Fortney, Shared Visions Art Exhibit artist & Shared Visions Signature Artist Awardee Fullerton, Calif (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 With a focus on supporting vision readiness for all children in Orange County, Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU), celebrating its 110th Anniversary, will honor a corporate and individual community leader, as well as a Shared...

2014-07-09 08:28:58

First clinical trial of integrated approach underlines need for inclusion of behavior activation therapy in low vision rehabilitation SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first clinical trial to examine integrated low vision and mental health treatment has shown that the approach can reduce the incidence of depression by half among people with low vision due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The results of the study were published online today in Ophthalmology,...

2014-07-07 12:28:45

Comprehensive Eye Exam recommended as part of back-to-school checklist DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., June 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of August's Children's Eye Health and Safety Month, the Rand Eye Institute, a comprehensive eye care and surgical facility, is encouraging you to make the most of your children's education and maximize their potential, livelihood, and development by including a comprehensive eye exam as part of your child's back to school checklist....

2014-07-07 08:28:27

American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds older adults to have a comprehensive eye exam if they notice signs of low vision SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each day, approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65, and one in six adults this age and older has a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.[1] As part of its support for Senior Independence Month this July, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is providing older adults with low vision guidance on...


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