Technology is changing rapidly and people who are visually impaired often feel they are being left behind. Articles in this program will bring you up to date on what the big tech companies are doing to make their products more accessible. You'll hear about Facebook, Netflix,
In the recent Summer Olympics in Rio, some members of the American Women's Eight Rowing Team experienced temporary blindness after one of their matches. In this program you'll hear articles about this condition, more formally called amaurosis fugax and caused by extreme exercise.
In this program you will hear about three football players who are blind. Two are long snappers on college football teams and one was considered a most valuable player among his middle school teammates.
In this program I will share three personal accounts of what it's like to live with eye diseases. One will be from a woman who has glaucoma and two will be from people who have age-related macular degeneration.
In this program, an accomplished cataract surgeon tells, in a very vivid way, about what it was like for him to have cataract surgery performed on his own eyes. You will also hear research information about how doctors react to their own diagnosis of macular degeneration.
In this program you will hear about an assistive device that attaches to the frame of your eyeglasses. The product is called MyEye and was developed by OrCam. It can help you read, identify faces or recognize products.
In this program you'll hear about Joy Ross, a woman who faces many challenges in her life due to the eye disease called Uveitis. You'll also hear about some everyday habits that you can adopt to help you see better for years to come.
In this program, I'll present some very timely tidbits. You'll learn about eye color, some rather startling statistics from the National Eye Institute, a treatment for diabetic macular edema and about a hero who happens to be a dog.
One definition of a cornea is that it is the transparent layer that forms the front of the eye. In this program you’ll hear about the new PROSE dome that is used to help heal cornea problems, about the new corneal transplant procedures and about corneal nerve regeneration. All this and more from the researchers at the Flaum Eye Institute.
In this week's program you'll hear about the movie "The Ticket," still part of the festival circuit and not on the big screen yet. "The Ticket" tells of a man who regains his sight and begins to formulate a new life for himself. You'll also hear about another man, a real person, whose sight has been restored and how that has affected his life.
Right now is good time to clean out your closets and sort out your wardrobe. This program will present tips on how to organize your clothing, jewelry and accessories in order to achieve a "put-together" look,
guaranteed to make you feel better about yourself.
Looking back in history you will find many writers who were blind either at the end of their lives or, with some, for their entire lives. In this program, you'll hear about some of the famous writers who were blind, and some that aren't so famous. You'll even hear from a present-day writer who will share what it's like to be a writer who is blind.
In today's program you will learn about albinism, a condition characterized by a lack of color in the skin, eyes and hair. You'll also learn how albinos are treated in China and in the African American community.
In this program you will learn details about two kinds of eye surgery. First, cosmetic eye surgery, commonly called an eye lift, will be explored. Then you will hear about the fairly new cataract surgical procedure that uses a laser.
In this second of two programs on vision restoration and rehabilitation, you'll hear from a woman who is actually living with the technology. You'll also learn about cutting edge research being done in Australia, restoring vision without using the actual eye itself.
It has been several years since the so called bionic eye was introduced, and now that people are using the Argus II, questions have come up about this type of vision restoration and the rehabilitation strategies that are needed. This program will explore those ideas.
will bring you several reports from the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Topics will include their new brand image, "falls and brawls" as a source of eye injuries and a new medication that encourages quick healing after eye surgery.
This program will bring you recent news stories about vision loss and blindness. Topics will include a vaccine for river blindness, the effect of yoga on glaucoma, a new HD video magnifier, driving with low vision and new Braille courses.