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!
Protect Your Eyes with the ImproVision PROSHIELD Filter Lenses!
July is UV Safety Month and the perfect time to ensure that your sunglasses will protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays. Sunglasses are more than a fashion statement and can help prevent photokeratitis or the development of cataracts and macular degeneration.Read more!
June is Men’s Health Awareness Month
Taking care of your health is important and should be a priority in life. Exercise, a healthy diet, and annual health check-ups are some of the ways we can help prevent serious health problems from arising. However, according to data collected by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, men are 25 percent less likely to have visited a health-care provider in the past year and close to 40 percent are more likely to have skipped recommended cholesterol screenings.Read more!
Join Us for a Webinar on the ClearView C Speech
Are you looking for a versatile desktop video magnifier that combines magnification with speech? Join Mike Wood and Michelle Williams for a live webinar on the ClearView C Speech, Thursday, June 10 at noon Eastern time.Read more!
May is UV Awareness Month
May has been designated as UV Awareness Month to bring attention to the damage ultraviolet radiation can do to your eyes and vision. With summer just around the corner, it is especially important to get in the habit of protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays while enjoying outdoor activities.Read more!
Global Accessibility Awareness Day!
May twentieth marks the 10th Global Accessibility Awareness Day—help us shine the light on the need for digital accessibility!Read more!
FAQs – What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive Technology is defined in the Tech Act as any item, piece of equipment, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. How does assistive technology assist those who are visually impaired? What impact can assistive technology have on a person’s life?Read more!
April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month
Bringing awareness to women’s eye health is an important issue. According to the Women’s Eye Health organization two-thirds of people with a visual impairment are women. There are many factors that contribute to women being more susceptible to poor eye health and eye diseases. Being aware of these factors can help you take preventative measures.Read more!
Put a Spring in Your Step – Get Outside!
Spring has arrived; time to dust off your walking shoes and get outside! Did you know that 30 minutes of physical activity everyday not only benefits your heart and overall health but can help your eyes stay healthy as well? Eye conditions can arise from high blood pressure and diabetes. Keeping active may reduce or prevent these eye conditions from developing.Read more!
Bring Life into Focus with the Optelec Compact 10 HD!
Every day we stay connected with friends, family, personal affairs, and communities through many different forms including letters, newspapers, pictures, and documents. If you experience any vision loss, whether from an eye condition that you were born with or one that developed as you aged, you may be familiar with reading glasses, handheld magnifiers, or even just adjusting the material you are reading until it comes into focus. What do you do when these simple solutions are no longer enough to bring your life into focus?Read more!