Archive for 2016

2016 Low Vision and Blindness Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are here bringing with them the gift giving season. It can be difficult to find the perfect gift for your loved ones, especially for your friends and family who are visually impaired. To help you with your holiday shopping, we at New England Low Vision and Blindness have released our annual Low Vision and Blindness…

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Diabetes, Vision Loss and 4 Diabetic Eye Diseases

Monday, November 14th is World Diabetes Day and the entire month of November is Diabetes Awareness and Diabetic Eye Disease Month. This is a great time to get your eyes checked and to learn more about Diabetes, Vision Loss and the four major Diabetic Eye Diseases. Keep reading for our in-depth look. Diabetes can be a terrible disease that…

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Top 5 Blindness Technology Products for People Who Are Blind

October is Blindness Awareness month (#BlindnessAwarenessMonth) and it is a great time to check in with our assistive technology experts to ask them for their top technology recommendations for people who are blind. We asked Michelle Perkins, who has worked with adaptive technology since 1995, and Gloria Stuart, who has been providing assistive technology services…

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October a Month-long Celebration of Blindness Awareness

October is a banner month for the Blindness community. October is filled with reminders that spotlight people who are blind and blindness issues, and we at New England Low Vision and Blindness are excited to join the celebrations. There are so many reasons to celebrate blindness awareness in October, here are just a few of…

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DaVinci Pro Announces New Free Major Upgrades

DaVinci Pro Announces Major New Free Upgrades Now Even Simpler, More User-Friendly and More Advanced! As part of their continuous improvement, DaVinci Pro has announced a major free upgrade that gives you more than a dozen new features and enhancements. DaVinci Pro is a premium 2-in-1 that combines all the best features of a desktop…

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Low Vision Rehabilitation Referral Guidelines for Eye Care Professionals

There comes a point for some patients with vision loss that all treatment options have been exhausted. Although follow-up is still critically important, it feels a bit hopeless that there are no more medicines, surgeries, injections or eyeglasses that can help to save or improve their eyesight and difficult conversations must be had. At these…

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NELV&B Hires New Senior Assistive Technology Specialist

Meet Gloria Stuart   We are very happy to welcome Gloria Stuart as our newest  Senior Assistive Technology Specialist.   Gloria has more than 20 years of experience providing assistive technology services. She joins our team of dedicated Low Vision and Blindness Training Services specialists to help people with vision loss identify, obtain and use assistive technologies to support their independence and…

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NuEyes Wayne Heidle Video Testimonial

Click to see the latest video testimonial on NuEyes wireless CCTV video magnifier headset “Technology helps me live a normal life. This is an amazing pair of glasses…it takes the world that’s out there and puts it right in front of you.” ~ Wayne Heidle, Assistive Professor and Technologist for Marshall B. Ketchum University Do you want to…

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It’s Here—Freedom Scientific’s All New Ruby 7 HD

Larger Screen ♦ High-Definition Image ♦ Increased Magnification ♦ Enhanced Functionality Ruby 7 HD Handheld Video Magnifier  Ruby 7 HD is Freedom Scientific’s newest handheld video magnifier in the popular Ruby series. Ruby 7 HD comes with a bigger screen, higher magnification and all sorts of new and improved features, including the new PivotCam™— a rotating…

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NELV&B Hires Doctor of Optometry, Opens Low Vision Rehab Clinic

She’s Back!!! We are very happy to announce the creation of our new Low Vision Rehabilitation Clinic and to welcome  Dr. Kara Gagnon into the new position of National Director of Low Vision Optometry and Rehabilitation Services.   Our new Low Vision Rehabilitation Clinic offers specialized services for people with vision loss to maximize their remaining vision. This…

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