Eye Safety During a Solar Eclipse

By Kali Zigrino / March 6, 2024 / 0 Comments

A solar eclipse will cross North America on April 8, 2024. It is important to make sure you view the eclipse safely to prevent any significant damage to your eyes. According to the American Academy of Opthalmology, “staring at the sun for even a short time without wearing the right eye protection can damage your […]

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Apps to Help the Blind and Visually Impaired Navigate Unfamiliar Territory

By Michael Marrone / September 28, 2022 / 0 Comments

Blind and visually impaired people usually stick to similar routes that they can rely on memory to get them from point a to b. There are apps to help people complete daily tasks, venture new places and lead a more independent life. Be My Eyes Lookout by Google RightHear Ariadne GPS Blind Square Ability App Be […]

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5 Eye Exercises That Prevent Digital Strain

By Michael Marrone / June 3, 2022 / 0 Comments

If you notice eyestrain while at your computer, scrolling on your phone, tablet or from tiredness, try these exercises to combat digital strain. These exercises will help you relax, de-stress and prevent serious damage done to your eyes from too much exposure to digital screens. These 5 exercises include: Figure-8 20/20/20 rule Zooming Blinking Palming […]

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Recognizing Helen Keller

By Michael Marrone / May 26, 2022 / 0 Comments

Hellen Keller was an extraordinary political and social activist who traveled the world to talk to global leaders and shape policies on vision loss. She continued to travel and advocate for disabled people up in to her 80s. As a result of what is believed to be scarlet fever, Keller was blind and deaf at […]

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Global Accessibility

By Michael Marrone / May 26, 2022 / 0 Comments

Nearly 1 billion people worldwide have a disability. Which include visual, hearing, motor and cognitive disabilities or impairments. Often times, it is difficult for people with disabilities to access media, documents, websites, applications and online courses. Eye disorders and diseases can impact your vision and ocular health, these include blurred vision, strabismus, amblyopia, diabetic retinopathy, […]

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Entertainment for the Blind and Visually Impaired

By Michael Marrone / May 26, 2022 / 0 Comments

People with visual impairments may experience loneliness, depression or social exclusion as a result of vision loss. There are activities to either do with your visually impaired child, friend, parent, or even independently as a blind person. Simple things like reading their favorite books aloud to them. There are also talking books for independent reading, […]

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Low Vision Ads

By Michael Marrone / May 26, 2022 / 0 Comments

There are different tools to help people with decreasing eyesight. Items such as magnifiers, large text products, smart devices, and talking devices like clocks or watches can assist an individual who is becoming visually impaired. Full-page magnifiers are available to enlarge the text of what the user is reading. There are different styles of magnifiers […]

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Keep Your Eyes Safe While Enjoying Summer

By Michael Marrone / May 24, 2022 / 0 Comments

Summer is here and we are spending more time enjoying the bright sunshine. It is a perfect time to highlight and educate people on protecting their eyes and skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Both UV-A and UV-B, which are emitted from the sun, can be harmful to your eyes and skin. UV-A […]

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4 Ocular Diseases and How They Affect Your Vision As You Age

By Michael Marrone / May 19, 2022 / 0 Comments

As we age, changes to the body occur; our eyes are no different. It is estimated that approximately 30% of the population will develop some form of vision-reducing eye disease by the age of 65. Any sudden changes in vision, ability to perform activities of daily living, reading, or writing, may warrant an eye exam. […]

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Types of Cataracts and How to Identify Them

By Michael Marrone / May 17, 2022 / 0 Comments

Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the world, accounting for approximately 42% of blindness. Risk factors for cataracts are long-term exposure to UV rays from the sun, diseases such as diabetes, inflammation in the eye, hereditary influences, long-term steroid use, eye injuries, smoking and a family history of cataracts. The three common […]

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