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2014-06-26 23:05:00

Echo-Sense CheckMates glasses help Dr. Michael Arbitman, of imUNEEK, to see greater independence. Florida Reading & Vision Technology, Inc. will feature CheckMates at upcoming National Federation of the Blind National Convention in Orlando, FL - July 2-5, 2014. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Echo-Sense, Inc. has recently introduced a fascinating product designed to allow family members, friends and colleagues of people who are blind and visually impaired to offer assistance...

2014-05-31 23:00:55

Shane Michaels releases a review of Vision Without Glasses, a unique method that corrects vision naturally without surgery, glasses, or contacts. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Vision Without Glasses, a method created by former optometrist Duke Peterson that is helping people improve their vision and get rid of their glasses and contacts without drugs or surgery has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. “In our society today, most everyone just...

2014-05-30 23:09:39

Holistic Ophthalmologist John Monroe offered natural vision and eye health tips during a recent interview with Sharon Kleyne, Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Cigarettes and alcohol can cause visual impairment. Nearsightedness can be caused by stress. Macular degeneration can be caused by drinking too much coffee. Those were among many insights offered by Holistic Ophthalmologist John Monroe during a guest appearance on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power...

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....

2014-04-10 08:29:01

Project will address population resources and needs for child eye health services through collaboration between business, government and social sectors RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A young girl in Soweto, South Africa, sits in a chair as an optometrist changes lenses and other settings in front of her eyes. He asks for feedback on what looks clearer. She responds tentatively, as this is her first time receiving an eye exam, and she's mesmerized by what she...

2014-04-09 08:29:17

Device makes it easier to handle patients of all ages, including those with disabilities LAKE MARY, Fla., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spot, the handheld binocular autorefractor from PediaVision, is garnering praise from ophthalmology and optometry practices as a sound investment that has enabled them to simplify patient care in multiple ways. Among the device's fans are the Hunkeler Eye Institute, P.A. in Overland Park, Kan., Arizona Vision in Phoenix, Ariz., Genoa Family Eye Care...

2014-03-25 23:34:32

Recognized by Congress for his work on behalf of the visually impaired, Craig Schneider was recently named the “No Limits” Mentoring Mission Award winner for 2013. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Recognized by Congress for his work on behalf of the visually impaired, Craig Schneider was recently named the “No Limits” Mentoring Mission Award winner for 2013, said Patrick Lennon, founder of the charitable outreach program designed to help disabled people achieve their career...

2014-03-19 08:28:19

Study shows modifiable lifestyle behaviors may alter the odds of developing sight loss not correctable with glasses or contact lenses SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A physically active lifestyle and occasional drinking are associated with a reduced risk of developing visual impairment, according to a study published online this month in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130405/MM89329LOGO Visual...

2014-03-05 10:46:29

TAU researchers discover a link between sharp vision and the brain's processing speed Middle-aged adults who suddenly need reading glasses, patients with traumatic brain injuries, and people with visual disorders such as "lazy eye" may have one thing in common — "visual crowding," an inability to recognize individual items surrounded by multiple objects. Visual crowding makes it impossible to read, as single letters within words are rendered illegible. And basic cognitive functions such...

2014-01-23 23:27:06

Western Washington Medical Group, in an effort to support January Glaucoma Awareness Month, has released an article expounding on prevention and treatment for glaucoma. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 On Monday, January 20th, Western Washington Medical Group stepped out in supporting glaucoma awareness, releasing an article about the dangers and prevalence of this sad disease. Currently, approximately 2.7 million people in the United States over the age of forty have glaucoma....


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