Cataract surgery is a miracle for anyone - restoring sight where there was darkness. In this program you will hear about an organization that is performing that miracle in some of the most remote areas of the world, the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal.
In this program you will hear about the many people who make up the team in your eye doctor's office: patient service representatives, ophthalmic assistants, ophthalmic technicians and technologists, surgical assistants and even scribes. You’ll also be reminded of the difference between opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists.
This week's program will feature a transcript of the TED talk of Chris Downey, an architect who is blind. Then you'll be part of a question and answer session with this very talented man who specializes in Universal Design.
This is the second of two programs bringing you information about research and advocacy organizations of interest to people who are blind or visually impaired. Today you'll hear about Prevent Blindness, Research to Prevent Blindness, Glaucoma Research Foundation, Cornea Research Foundation and the National Eye Institute.
This is the first of two programs bringing you information about research and advocacy organizations of interest to people who are blind or visually impaired. Today you'll hear about the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the National Federation of the Blind, the American Foundation for the Blind and the American Council of the Blind.
The Chicago Lighthouse compiles articles about blindness and vision problems from a variety of sources. This program will share some of those articles with you. Topics include tandem bike riders, jailhouse Braillers, AMD drops and a flying eye hospital.
If you are really busy, sometimes all you need is to just simplify your live and make things a little easier for yourself. This program will do that for you by giving you some "life hacks," tips to make your life more efficient.
If you can't see well, perhaps one of the exciting sensory substitution devices can help you. You could try using your sense of touch or your hearing to get the same information. This program will tell you about some of the new SSD's coming your way.
Sometimes an article just doesn't fit into the time restraints of this program, but it's too good to toss out. This week's program will use a few of those articles to bring you information about a white cane debate, a feisty lady, a book review and phone numbers for help with your electronic devices. Delightful and delicious leftovers!
Variety is the spice of life, or so they say. This week's program will bring you a variety of topics that will include politics, a horse, some wine and even beer, all with a visual connection, of course.
A blind new world is happening right now, and it is a world of inclusion. In this program, you will hear details about this movement; it's actually called Blind New World and it's sponsored by the Perkins School for the Blind.
everyone has a touch of arthritis, or so they say. Rheumatoid Arthritis however, affects far fewer people and actually can cause problems with your eyes and your vision. This program will tell you what symptoms to watch out for and what action you should take.
The latest WebMD newsletter just arrived and in this program I will be sharing some interesting articles with you. Topics will include photophobia, eye creams, living with glaucoma, 7 foods for healthy eyes and progressive lenses.
Time to go on vacation? If you have a disability, this program will help you make your air travel experience safer and more comfortable. The empowering information comes from the Department of Transportation.
This program on age-related macular degeneration will tell you about the symptoms, risk factors and research in regard to this serious eye condition. You'll also hear an inspiring story about a woman who is coping with the disease.
This is the third in a series of programs on the top five eye diseases. This week it's #3, refractive errors. You'll hear about nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism. You will also hear of the many ways of correcting these refractive errors.
This is the second in a series of programs about the top five eye diseases. This week you'll hear about #2, diabetic eye disease. I'll include information about both diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema as well as research information.
This is the first in a series of programs on the top five eye diseases. This week it's #1, cataracts. You'll hear basic information about cataracts as well as news about the latest cataract research that is being done.
Animals have a way of adapting to their environment. They just “make the best of it” even if they happen to be blind. In this program you will hear about blind river dolphins and blind mole rats, and you’ll hear how they have adapted to their environment.