Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma: What’s the Connection?

Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma: What’s the Connection? Care Glaucoma

Understanding the connection between Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma? Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, ahead of glaucoma and cataracts combined. People with macular degeneration do not usually go completely blind. However, they do have trouble seeing faces, driving, reading, writing, doing close work, or any other activity that…

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A Guide to Glaucoma (Part 4)

A Guide to Glaucoma (Part 4) Care Glaucoma

Low Vision and Blindness Aids for People with Vision Loss from Glaucoma It can be devastating. You’ve gone to your eye doctor because you notice you can’t see as well as you used to. You tried numerous treatments for your glaucoma, but your vision only got worse, and now your eye doctor tells you that…

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MIGS: A New Option for Patients with Glaucoma

MIGS: A New Option for Patients with Glaucoma Glaucoma Care Resources

It is estimated that over 3 million Americans over the age 40 have glaucoma, and it is said that half the people living with this disease are unaware they have it. Glaucoma is also the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. MIGS: A New Option for Patients with Glaucoma Minimally invasive glaucoma surgical procedures (MIGS)…

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5 Common Eye Problems – Early Signs & Symptoms to Look For

5 Common Eye Problems - Early Signs & Symptoms to Look For Resources Glaucoma

Our eyes are one of our most precious possessions. We use them to see world around us, and rely on them for many everyday activities. That’s why it’s important to take care of our eyes, and to be aware of any problems that might occur. In this article, we’ll discuss five of the most common…

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Health Habits to Lower Glaucoma Risk

Health Habits to Lower Glaucoma Risk Care Glaucoma

Although no strategies exist to lower glaucoma risk; Healthy habits offer starting point Although there are no proven strategies to prevent glaucoma, it is a subject worth discussing—particularly with the current renaissance that glaucoma is experiencing. Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO, professor of ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, discussed environmental risk factors for glaucoma and…

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Jordy Low Vision Glasses Are Re-Introduced

Jordy Low Vision Glasses Are Re-Introduced Glaucoma News Technology

New Wearable Technology Helps People With Low Vision Regain Visual Independence New England Low Vision and Blindness, in partnership with Enhanced Vision, are pleased to (re)introduce Jordy, the latest wearable low-vision technology that will revolutionize how those with low vision perform everyday tasks, such as reading mail, paying bills, watching TV and playing cards. Jordy…

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NuEyes Low Vision Glasses

NuEyes Low Vision Glasses Glaucoma Technology

Voted Best of Innovation Award Winner CES 2016 – Tablets, E-Readers, and Mobile Computing; CES 2016 Best of Innovation Award Honoree Wearable Technologies Watch this review by blind Texas musician Robert BlindDog Cook for NuEyes with TX Eye Tech after seeing his audience for the first time.   Latest FREE Updates Include: OCR – now…

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Diabetes, Vision Loss and 4 Diabetic Eye Diseases

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 if untreated can lead to vision loss and even blindness. Diabetic…

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A Guide to Glaucoma (Part 3)

A Guide to Glaucoma (Part 3) Care Glaucoma

Tests and Treatments for Glaucoma According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, glaucoma affects about 1% of people in the United States, and about 10% of people with glaucoma will end up losing their sight. For some people, no matter how well they live and even if they do everything “right” to prevent it, they…

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A Guide to Glaucoma (Part 2)

A Guide to Glaucoma (Part 2) Care Glaucoma

Who is at Risk and Preventing Glaucoma-Related Vision Loss Currently, 3 million people in the United States (and 60 million people worldwide) have glaucoma and half of them do not even know it. These numbers are expected to increase to 4.3 million by 2032 (up 50%) and rise to 5.5 million by 2050 (up 90%).…

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A Guide to Glaucoma (Part 1)

A Guide to Glaucoma (Part 1) Care Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma? Warning Signs/Symptoms and Glaucoma-Related Vision Loss Our owner Scott Krug (President of New England Low Vision and Blindness) tells the story of his aunt (Maryann) and uncle (Kurt) riding in the backseat when his grandfather Vince was driving. His grandmother (Helene) kept saying, “No, not yet Vince. No, no. Not yet.” Scott’s…

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Blind Rehabilitation Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Veterans

If you or a loved one is a blind or visually impaired veteran, you are not alone. In the US, there are roughly 157,000 veterans who are legally blind, and more than one million veterans who have low vision that limits their ability to perform daily living activities. Those numbers are rising as veterans age…

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