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!
Light up the Holidays with Stella GO!
Good lighting is essential whether you are at home or visiting friends and family. For those with low vision, the right lighting can make a significant difference in how well text, objects, or pictures are seen. Around your home, you may have already set up lighting to make seeing obstacles and reading easier, however, some activities may require additional lighting. The Stella GO can quickly and easily be moved from room to room or even taken outside or into the garage. This allows you to get the light you need to stay active and independent.Read more!
FAQs – What is the difference between a handheld and a stand optical magnifier?
Optical magnifiers are a simple and effective solution for anyone who needs a bit of magnification to better see fine print, read menus in dark restaurants, or check pricing while out and about. They can also be useful around the home to magnify text on prescription bottles, cooking directions on food packaging, and checking the TV guide. Optical magnifiers are available in handheld or stand options. What are the differences, and which one is right for you?Read more!
Join Us to Learn How Vispero Low Vision Products Can Help You
Are you looking for the right low vision product? Are you unsure about which features will best meet your needs? Join us Thursday, October 14 at noon Eastern time for a live webinar to learn how low vision products from Vispero can help you.Read more!
October is Blindness Awareness Month
According to WHO there are at least 2.2 billion people with a vision impairment globally. Nearly half of these cases may have been prevented or corrected. Blindness Awareness Month is observed every year to bring awareness to the causes of blindness and vision impairment.Read more!
A How-To for Healthy Eyes
This week in the UK, National Eye Health Week is being observed to bring attention and focus on the importance of having healthy eyes. How can you assure that you have healthy eyes and what steps can you take to keep them healthy?Read more!
Light Up Your Life with the MULTILIGHT Pro Low Vision Lighting
Good lighting is essential for those living with low vision. Adequate lighting can make reading, writing, hobbies, and crafts easier and more accessible. Incorporating effective lighting throughout your house can have a big impact on your daily life by helping you to avoid obstacles and tripping hazards and reducing the amount of magnification you need to read comfortably.Read more!
Back-to-School with the ClearView GO!
Students of all ages will head back to school this month excited to start a new year with fresh goals for their future. Their success and education will depend on them having the right tools at their disposal. These tools may include simple things like pens and notebook paper or more advanced items such as a laptop or assistive technology devices.Read more!
Assistance Dogs – More than a Cute Companion
Though many people may have a dog as a pet that is a friendly companion, cozy cuddler, and hiking buddy there are others who have a dog with a job. Assistance dogs provide more than companionship and cuteness to their owners, they are a vital part of their everyday life and help them to successfully navigate the world around them.Read more!