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Allison Kollar

Two people in the produce section of the grocery store, once of whom is visually impaired, using a cane and carrying a basket of groceries.

Living With a Visual Impairment

By Allison Kollar / December 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

There are over 25 million people in the U.S. that experience some kind of vision loss. Many people believe that going blind leads to a complete loss of independence. People with some kind of visual impairment do lose the ability to do some everyday tasks, such as drive a car, but many individuals with vision […]

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A guide dog leading a visually impaired woman across the street.

Guide Dogs: Giving Freedom to the Visually Impaired

By Allison Kollar / November 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

Man’s best friend: the dog. Many of us had a beloved pet growing up, who was there during all of the good times and the bad. A thunderstorm, sickness, or that first break-up, but did you know that dogs are capable of so much more than slobbering on that new couch and eating that sandwich […]

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A visually impaired girl kicking a soccer ball.

Sports and Recreation Essential for Children with Visual Impairments

By Allison Kollar / November 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

Approximately 70% of children in the U.S. who are visually impaired do not participate in a physical education curriculum due to lack of adaptive sports and misconceptions surrounding their abilities. Because many physical education teachers do not realize that visually impaired students can take part in sports, children with impairments are often given the role […]

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Two people in the produce section of the grocery store, once of whom is visually impaired, using a cane and carrying a basket of groceries.

Feed Your Eyes: Food for Your Eye Health

By Allison Kollar / September 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

What you eat and drink on a daily basis impacts your overall health, everyone knows that, right? But did you know what you eat can specifically affect your eye health? Dr. Leland Carr OD, professor of optometry at Northeastern State University of Oklahoma, reports that eating a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, along with […]

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closeup of a woman's eyes.

6 Tips for Healthy Eyes

By Allison Kollar / September 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

Everyone knows that it is important to care for your overall health and diet. We visit the dentist and doctor regularly, but how often do we see an eye care professional? Incorporating eye health as part of your regular health check-ups can help prevent damage and disease, and help your maintain your vision. 1. Get […]

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A mother holding her baby while the doctor examines the baby's eyes.

Eye Health is a Critical Part of a Child’s Development

By Allison Kollar / September 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

We all know that seeing clearly is important for a child’s success in the classroom. Healthy vision is critical for children to read, write, and even play. Roughly 80% of a child’s learning comes through their eyes. Poor vision, or the inability to see clearly, cannot only affect a child’s academic performance, but also their […]

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