The IALVS Blog

Read all the latest information on low vision, low vision devices and new options to improve your vision and quality of life. Find articles about new treatments, telescopic lenses, prisms and other options for improving your eye sight. Check back often to stay updated!

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Living With Legal Blindness

July 30, 2021

Being legally blind affects how you go about your daily tasks and how you navigate the world around you. Legal blindness is…

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How To Cope With Vision Loss

June 30, 2021

A wide range of factors can lead to vision loss and the speed at which your vision deteriorates. For certain patients, changes…

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Why Do Seniors Often Overestimate How Well They Can See?

May 25, 2021

Many eye conditions and diseases often creep up slowly, with no discernible symptoms in their early stages. That’s why many people with…

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How High Tech Helps Those With Low Vision

March 24, 2021

We’ve come a long way since 1270, when Marco Polo discovered elderly Chinese people using magnifying glasses to read.  Technology for people…

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How to Avoid Being Blindsided by Glaucoma

January 12, 2021

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, a timely reminder to get your eyes checked!  At least 3 million Americans have glaucoma, and of…

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What Causes Low Vision And Blindness In Children?

December 2, 2020

Every year, more than half a million children suffer from low vision or blindness in North America. Having impaired vision makes it…

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Why Do Colors Appear Less Vibrant?

October 28, 2020

You’re deciding which clothes to wear, but wonder why their bright colors suddenly seem subdued. Or perhaps they look faded with your…

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September 20, 2020

By Richard J. Shuldiner, OD, FAAO Chief Clinical Editor There was a time when the only treatment for wet ARMD was laser…

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How to Know If You’re at Risk for Glaucoma

August 26, 2020

Glaucoma is a dangerous eye condition that can cause blindness. The condition occurs when fluids in the eye put pressure on the…

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The 3rd Person in the Exam Room

July 28, 2020

Many of the people who enter our offices seeking low vision care do so with a mixture of anxiety and trepidation. By…

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