Many American adults suffer from hearing impairment or vision loss, especially as they grow older. But new research indicates that those with a sensory loss of both their hearing and vision may be at increased risk for death, as compared to people who suffer an impairment of just one of these senses. View full article »
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Recognizing March as National Save Your Vision Month
Kids live in a visual world. Nearly 80 percent of what they learn through age 12 is visual, and kids need more than 15 visual skills to succeed in reading, learning, playing sports and everyday situations.
The American Optometric Association recommends that children receive their first eye exam by age 1, the next one at 3 years old and another before starting kindergarten. After that, students should have a yearly comprehensive eye exam to evaluate their total vision—not just a screening to check their ability to see. View full article »
People suffering from blindness around the world depended upon braille to read and write. Originally created by Louis Braille in 1824, this universal “language” was an ingenious development: it incorporates patterns of raised dots to assist blind people in communicating with others.
Now scientists have taken braille to a new level with the development of an ocular neuroprosthetic device that is implanted in the blind person’s eye and projects braille patterns into the retina. View full article »
Recognizing March as Save Your Vision Month
As people age, they are more likely to experience a serious eye problem that can result in diminished or permanent vision loss. The National Eye Institute reports that visual impairment often is caused by eye diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. View full article »
It is important to know the symptoms of potential vision problems to avoid permanent vision loss. Review this list of 10 warning signs: View full article »