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!

Low Vision and Visual Hallucinations

May 30, 2022

Any eye condition that results in vision loss can lead a person to experience visual hallucinations. Wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is…

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Coping with Low Vision? 5 Ways to Make Your Home Safer

April 29, 2022

If you’ve been diagnosed with low vision, you may be worried about banging into the furniture or falling down the stairs. How…

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Dating With Low Vision

March 16, 2022

For people with low vision, the logistics of dating can sometimes feel overwhelming. Your visual needs can change the dynamics of how…

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4 Signs You Have a Visual Contrast Sensitivity Problem

February 27, 2022

Contrast sensitivity allows you to tell the difference between the foreground and background. It’s a crucial aspect of your visual function, particularly…

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5 Reading Tips Following Retinal Detachment Surgery

January 23, 2022

Retinal detachment is a sight-threatening condition that requires immediate attention. When the light-sensitive retina has slipped out of its position, surgery is…

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What’s the Difference Between Low Vision and Blindness?

December 23, 2021

Low vision doesn’t mean blindness. It simply means that a portion of your vision is impaired, and you can continue to enjoy…

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What Type of Sunglasses Are Best For People With Low Vision?

November 23, 2021

While everyone should wear sunglasses that block 100% of the sun’s harmful UV rays, individuals with low vision especially benefit from the…

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Macular Degeneration Hasn’t Stopped Judi Dench, And It Shouldn’t Stop You Either

November 7, 2021

You may [recognize] this Academy Award-winning actress from her numerous performances on TV, the stage, and the big screen. But aside from…

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Wet AMD and Visual Hallucinations

October 29, 2021

Any eye condition, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that results in vision loss can lead to a person experiencing visual hallucinations. Wet…

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Reading Tips For Those With Low Vision

September 30, 2021

For people with low vision, reading can feel like running a marathon. Many stop reading altogether because what used to be enjoyable…

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