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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...

2014-05-30 23:01:10

Graduating seniors are wrapping up the school year and preparing to leave the comforts of home for college and life-experiences – those with blindness and low vision now armed with multi-functional assistive technologies that both students and parents love. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 As students across the country wrap up their final days of this school year, our graduating seniors, especially those with vision impairments are also eagerly making preparations for the fall....

2014-05-29 23:01:41

Blaze EZ Multi-player is the first digital book player to give the visually impaired near-instant audio playback of printed materials and single-button access to Wi-Fi, documents, books, music and more. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Blaze EZ, a new device available from Austin, Texas-based HIMS Inc. is likely to become a favorite among those with visual impairments. Those who are blind now have independent and fast access to printed materials from a digital book reader without the need...

2014-05-26 23:03:23

Rejoin Technology Co., Ltd and Zoomax Technology Inc. have announced a definitive agreement to merge in the first quarter of 2014. Hangzhou, China (PRWEB) May 26, 2014 Two vision industry leaders, Rejoin Technology Co., Ltd and Zoomax Technology Inc. have announced a definitive agreement to merge in the first quarter of 2014. The merger unites two of largest low vision products manufacturers in the world. Zoomax and Rejoin celebrated this news with a ceremony at the Sheraton Hotel in...

2014-05-22 23:06:35

Dr John Pino spends twelve months of the year helping patients with vision-limiting conditions. However, to coincide with May’s ‘Healthy Vision Month’, Dr Pino is taking extra steps to urge every Tennessean get an eye exam, know their family’s eye history and take positive action to ensure prolonged good vision. Lebanon, TN (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 While most only reluctantly book an eye exam after repeated reminders from their clinic, Dr Pino who has offices in Lebanon, Columbia and...

2014-05-22 23:06:34

Dr. Steven Schoenbart spends twelve months of the year helping patients with vision-limiting conditions. However, to coincide with May’s ‘Healthy Vision Month’, Dr Schoenbart is taking extra steps to urge every New Yorker get an eye exam, know their family’s eye history and take positive action to ensure prolonged good vision. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 While most only reluctantly book an eye exam after repeated reminders from their clinic, Dr. Steven Schoenbart is...

2014-05-22 23:03:55

Richard J. Shuldiner, OD, F.A.A.O., a California optometrist who is Clinical Director of Low Vision Optometry in Southern California and Founder of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS), spends twelve months of the year helping patients with vision-limiting conditions. However, to coincide with May’s ‘Healthy Vision Month’, Dr. Shuldiner is taking extra steps to urge every Californian to get an eye exam, know their family’s eye history and take positive action...

2014-04-30 23:09:40

Wearables for the Visually Impaired & Blind all the Rage in the CSUN Exhibit Hall. Assistive Technology manufacturers from around the world featured their wares. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Representatives from agencies that serve the blind and visually impaired, assistive technology specialists, and blind consumers from around the world had the opportunity to get a live demonstration of Echo-Sense CheckMates Network Glasses - Wearables for the Blind - at the CSUN 29th Annual...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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