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    • CORONA, Calif., Jan. 30, 2017

    Advancements Offer New Hope to Macular Degeneration Patients.

    Doctors may not yet be able to cure age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or reverse its effects, but recent innovations and improved understanding of best practices are greatly lessening its impact. Until a breakthrough to eliminate this degenerative disease that robs its victims of their sharp, central vision appears, it's a relief to see steady progress being made to keep patients functional, safe and independent. With February being Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month, it's an ideal time to focus on recent advancements in the field.

    • CORONA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/

    Millions of Diabetics Blind to Both Risk of Eye Disease and Help Available.

    It's well understood that having too much glucose (also called sugar) in your blood from diabetes can damage a person's cardiovascular system and lead to such health problems as heart attacks and strokes. Lesser widely known is how frequently excess glucose can damage small blood vessels in the eye and lead to serious eye problems, including blindness. A recent study conducted by Everyday Health concluded that less than half of diabetics comprehend their risk of vision loss. Fewer still are aware of its prevalence.

    • CORONA, Calif., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/

    Stroke Victims Look to Innovative Glasses to Improve Side Vision.

    In addition to being the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, strokes can lead to any number of life-changing disabilities. One of the most common side effects of the estimated 800,000 strokes that occur each year in the country is a loss of side vision (hemianopsia) of up to one-half to the right or the left. With May being both "Stroke Prevention Month," as well as "Healthy Vision Month," there is a new focus on the challenges patients with stroke-related hemianopsia face, as well as the hope that advanced Side Vision Awareness Glasses (SVAG) can provide.

    • CORONA, Calif., Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/

    Macular Degeneration Patients See Wisdom of Seeing Two Types of Doctors.

    This February, which is designated Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month, also marks a shift in best practices for treating the vision-robbing disease. A growing number of patients, their families and healthcare providers see great value in choosing two different doctors to focus on different aspects of the disease. In addition to one doctor to treat the medical condition causing loss of vision, another helps manage the effects permanent vision loss has on lives.

    • CAMBRIDGE, MA (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 28, 2015

    Improved Website for Low Vision Patients.

    The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS), the largest private group of low vision optometrists in the world, has added sitecues« to its patient and caregiver website http://www.IALVS.com making the site more accessible to low vision visitors. Visitors can now easily zoom in on any part of the website, and can have any section read aloud. With this added functionality, the IALVS is furthering its core mission to help people with low vision maintain independence and enhance quality of life.

    • Corona, CA -- (PRNewswire) -- 05/3/2015

    International Academy of Low Vision Specialists Announces Training of Doctors in Six New States and Canada.

    "Most eye doctors focus on preventing vision loss through medical and surgical means. But some conditions cause vision loss despite whatever means we have available," explained Dr. Richard J. Shuldiner, low vision optometrist and founder of the IALVS.

    "I founded the IALVS with the idea that there is life after vision loss. Our doctors are trained in finding means to maintain independence and lifestyle, despite the vision loss. We prescribe low vision glasses to allow people to continue everyday activities like driving, reading, seeing faces, playing bridge, and writing emails."

    • Corona, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/30/2015

    With Over 65s Reporting Vision Loss at Alarming Rates, International Academy of Low Vision Specialists Releases Six Tips to Maintaining Eye Health.

    While millions will, happily, visit the dentist, frequent their OBGYN or take daily supplements to prevent high cholesterol, few actively work at maintaining their eye health as they age. Nobody knows this better than the nationwide network of Optometrists, all members of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS), who spend their careers assisting those who are losing their eyesight, and often losing it fast.

    As part of their national outreach program, the IALVS team of low vision optometrists are today releasing new guidelines for preserving eye health, as well as calling on those worried about their failing visionto seek immediate help.

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    Macular Degeneration Patients See Wisdom of Seeing Two Types of Doctors.

    This February, which is designated Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month, also marks a shift in best practices for treating the vision-robbing disease. A growing number of patients, their families and healthcare providers see great value in choosing two different doctors to focus on different aspects of the disease. In addition to one doctor to treat the medical condition causing loss of vision, another helps manage the effects permanent vision loss has on lives.

    • Karen Young, Swansboro, North Carolina

    Friends in Need, Indeed.

    Having an identical twin is a little like having an echo of yourself. You're not identical, not really. You have different opinions, prefer different foods. But there's also a commonality most siblings don't have. You share some of the same strengths and talents. And maybe some things that aren't so great.

    My twin sister, Sharon, and I were like that, especially when we were young. We were both math whizzes. We took advanced classes in high school and knew early on what we were going to be: CPAs. Then one day in algebra I noticed Sharon squinting at the blackboard.

    • Corona, California (PRWEB) October 09, 2013

    International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) Marks World Sight Day By Urging Everyone to Get Their Eyes Tested.

    Universal Eye Health is the theme for World Sight Day 2013 and this year's call to action is simple: get your eyes tested. It's a mantra that has long been adopted by the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS), a group of United States optometrists who provide solutions for vision limiting conditions including Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States.
    "IALVS completely endorses the World Health Organization in its efforts to bring awareness to leading causes of blindness," said Dr. Richard J. Shuldiner, low vision optometrist and founder of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) in the US.

    • Corona, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013

    International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) Supports Johns Hopkins Study Showing Americans with Macular Degeneration Tend to Stay Closer to Home.

    While a diagnosis of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) can be devastating, it does not mean that all patients will be relegated to a life spent unable to travel far from home. Members of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists suggest patients get a second opinion, because there are things that can be done to give these people options.
    According to a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Study released earlier this month (http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/19/us-macular-degeneration-idUSBRE98I0JY20130919), AMD patients do go outside their home, but they do not go as far from home as compared to individuals with normal vision.

    • Corona, California (PRWEB) September 11, 2013

    California Optometrist and Founder of IALVS Dr.Richard Shuldiner Develops Reverse Telescope Glasses.

    A pair of specially developed reverse telescope glasses proved to be a trump card in solving the problems of a low vision patient who liked to play bridge but could no longer do so because of complex sight issues.
    Richard J. Shuldiner, OD, F.A.A.O., a California optometrist who is Clinical Director of Low Vision Optometry in Southern California and Founder of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS), said he made the glasses because as a low vision optometrist and a card player himself he had dual insight into the woman's problems.

    • Corona, California (PRWEB) September 11, 2013

    California Optometrist and Founder of IALVS Dr.Richard Shuldiner Develops Reverse Telescope Glasses.

    Dr. Richard Shuldiner develops glasses for low vision patient who liked to play bridge, trumping multiple sight issues and gets her back in the game.

    A pair of specially developed reverse telescope glasses proved to be a trump card in solving the problems of a low vision patient who liked to play bridge but could no longer do so because of complex sight issues.

    • Corona, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2013

    Life After Vision Loss for Patients Suffering With Macular Degeneration (ARMD).

    International Academy of Low Vision Specialists optometrists utilizing new lens technology to help correct a basic problem experienced by those with macular degeneration (ARMD).

    There is new hope for people whose vision has been compromised by age related macular degeneration (ARMD), glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

    • Corona, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2013

    IALVS Doctors Support Harvard Special Report: Keep an eye out for age-related macular degeneration.

    Members of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) agree with Harvard Report stating Early Detection is Key for successful treatment of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

    Harvard University Special Health Report released August 22, 2013 states "The earlier Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is detected, the more likely it can be treated successfully." International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) doctors, agree wholeheartedly.

    • Corona, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2013

    The International Academy Of Low Vision Specialists Launches New Website for Patients, Caregivers.

    New Low Vision Website Provides Valuable Resources to Those Suffering with (AMD) Age Related Macular Degeneration and other Vision Limiting Conditions.

    The International Academy Of Low Vision Specialists is pleased to announce the launch of a standalone website, http://www.LowVisionEyeDoctors.com dedicated to educating consumers about low vision and low vision solutions. The site was created to serve as an online resource for people with vision impairment due to macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and other eye conditions often associated with aging. The initiative aims to answer questions that those with low vision, in addition to their loved ones and caregivers, may have by addressing its causes and warning signs, as well as vision-enhancing devices and medical solutions.

    • Corona, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2013

    IALVS Doctors Support Harvard Special Report: Keep an eye out for age-related macular degeneration.

    Harvard University Special Health Report released August 22, 2013 states "The earlier Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is detected, the more likely it can be treated successfully." International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) doctors, agree wholeheartedly.
    Believing in LIFE AFTER VISION LOSS; The IALVS is a group of optometrists who are specially trained in low vision to help patients suffering from:-- -Macular Degeneration: Wet or Dry, Albinism, Glaucoma, Stargardt's Disease, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinitis Pigmentosa and Other Vision-Limiting Conditions.

    • Corona, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2013

    The International Academy Of Low Vision Specialists Launches New Website for Patients, Caregivers.

    The International Academy Of Low Vision Specialists is pleased to announce the launch of a standalone website, http://www.LowVisionEyeDoctors.com dedicated to educating consumers about low vision and low vision solutions. The site was created to serve as an online resource for people with vision impairment due to macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and other eye conditions often associated with aging. The initiative aims to answer questions that those with low vision, in addition to their loved ones and caregivers, may have by addressing its causes and warning signs, as well as vision-enhancing devices and medical solutions.

    • Corona, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013

    Dr. Richard Shuldiner, First in California to Utilize New E-Scoop Glasses, Improve Way of Life for Low Vision Patients Suffering with Macular Degeneration (ARMD).

    New lens technology helps correct a basic problem experienced by those with macular degeneration. Recently developed new lenses from Holland now enable doctors to help patients with one of the chief complaints associated with macular degeneration%u2014cloudy vision.
    Richard Shuldiner, Low Vision Optometrist, Clinical Director at http://www.lowvisioncare.com, and founder of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS), offers new hope and better vision. "Macular degeneration not only causes central blind spots but reduces clarity," says Dr. Shuldiner. " There are a variety of low vision devices, including the new E-scoop, that can help patients suffering with macular degeneration.

    • Corona, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013

    International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) Supports Australia.

    Optometrist group joins land down under's efforts and urges Americans to educate themselves about the leading cause of blindness in both countries.

    Americans and Australians over the age of 50 share a devastating statistic - Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the main reason they are losing their eyesight.

    • Corona, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013

    International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) Supports Australia.

    Americans and Australians over the age of 50 share a devastating statistic - Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the main reason they are losing their eyesight.
    One million Australians are affected by AMD, according to the Macular Disease Foundation of Australia, and in the US that figure is ten million. The numbers are expected to rise in Australia to 1.7 million, by 2030 and in the US to 3 million by 2020 in the absence of prevention and treatment measures.

    • Corona, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013

    Low Vision Sufferers, Help Is Available.

    Having trouble seeing? It may be more than just "getting old."

    As people age, it's natural for their vision to worsen gradually over time. But sometimes vision problems are caused by something beyond aging. If your vision is worsening, it's important to know what's causing the change- many conditions are treatable if diagnosed early enough, and even if the underlying problem can't be cured, better vision is often possible.

    Optometrists, who are members of The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) believes in LIFE AFTER VISION LOSS. IALVS doctors bring new hope and sight to those with low vision.

    • Corona, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013

    Low Vision Sufferers, Help Is Available.

    International Academy of Low Vision Specialists, optometrists offer new solutions to patients with macular degeneration and other vision limiting conditions.
    Having trouble seeing? It may be more than just "getting old."
    As people age, it's natural for their vision to worsen gradually over time. But sometimes vision problems are caused by something beyond aging. If your vision is worsening, it's important to know what's causing the change- many conditions are treatable if diagnosed early enough, and even if the underlying problem can't be cured, better vision is often possible.

    • Corona, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2013

    New Technology Helps People with Low Vision.

    International Academy Of Low Vision Specialists using Three New Technologies to Help Patients With Profound Vision Loss See Better.

    An increasing number of Americans suffer from profound vision loss in their eyes that leave them unable to do the every day things they enjoy. Thanks to a new technology and a group of specially trained optometrists, patients with Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargart's Disease and Albinism can experience restored eyesight with special glasses.

    • Shaun/North American Precis Syndicate on February 01, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    How To Get Help Dealing With Low Vision.

    Dr. Errol Rummel, Joel Cohen and the Seeing Eye dog he no longer needs so much now that Dr. Rummel designed special glasses.(NAPSI)-There could be good news for many people with poor vision and those who care for and about them: There are medical experts specially trained and equipped to help lighten their problem.

    These are optometrists (eye doctors) who have special training in working with patients who suffer from macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa and other similar diseases that lead to very poor vision that can't be corrected with regular glasses.

    • Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 14, 2007

    Macular Degeneration Glasses Help Low Vision Patients Improve Their Quality of Life.

    Patients suffering from macular degeneration have central vision impairments that can not be corrected with standard glasses, medicine or surgery. Members of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) offer specialized macular degeneration and low vision glasses to those who suffer from eye conditions like glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. These aids can help in maintaining their independence and improve their overall quality of life.