January is National Eye Care Month!
National Eye Care Month celebrates your eyes and focuses on caring for your vision. If one of your resolutions this year is to get healthy, caring for your eyes should be at the top of your list! Did you know that many common health conditions can be discovered during an annual eye exam, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol?Read more!
Thank You for an Amazing Year!
We would like to express our appreciation for all of you and thank you for helping us make this past year so successful. Our most memorable moments this past year were when we connected directly with you at tradeshows or over Zoom during our training webinars.Read more!
A Holiday Gift Guide from Optelec
Have you been searching for the perfect gift for friends and family? Give a gift that is meaningful, practical, and shows how much you care. For your loved ones with low vision, receiving a gift that gets them back to doing what they love is priceless.Read more!
Challenging Expectations: At Work
Starting at a very young age, people begin to think about what they want to do and who they want to be when they grow up. Once they experience different aspects of life and pursue varying avenues of education, these expectations may change. People may face challenges and obstacles while striving to achieve their goals or get their dream job.Read more!
Challenging Expectations: At School
Did you know there are 57,983 registered legally blind school-age children in the United States? This number is expected to continue to grow substantially. For these school-aged children and young adults pursuing a college degree, access to printed and digital materials is essential for their educational success.Read more!
Celebrate Senior Health and Fitness Day – What Gets You Moving?
May 25th is Senior Health and Fitness Day; a day to focus on nothing but the healthy and positive things in life. More than 100,000 older adults across the United States will be participating in this event! Will you be one of them?Read more!
Join us at the 37th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference!
Every year we eagerly anticipate attending the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference and having the opportunity to connect with everyone in person. Last year we were happy to participate in the virtual event but missed the face-to-face interactions. We are excited to be back in Anaheim, CA this year for the 37th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference!Read more!
February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common eye diseases in older adults. Age-related Macular degeneration affects central vision and can begin almost undetected. Regular check-ups by an eye care professional are especially important to catch this disease early and start treatments to retain as much usable vision as possible.Read more!
World Braille Day
On January 4th we celebrate World Braille Day in honor of Louis Braille’s birthday. He was born on January 4, 1809, and became blind after an accident in his father’s workshop. He attended the National Institute for Blind Children and then went on to teach there. In 1829, he published his system for writing for the blind which consisted of a six-dot code.Read more!
The Importance of Awareness
Throughout the year, different months are selected as awareness months; for example, January is designated as “Glaucoma Awareness Month.” You may be wondering, “Why is awareness about Glaucoma important?” Though most people may know that Glaucoma is an eye condition that you can develop as you get older, many are not aware of the first signs of Glaucoma, how it is detected, or that Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world.Read more!