The 20/20 Low Vision Blog

Three million people in the United States have glaucoma. Globally, it is the second leading cause of blindness. The frightening thing about glaucoma is that only half of those with the disease know they have it. In the early stages, glaucoma is “silent” without obvious signs or symptoms until vision is lost. That’s why becoming educated about the disease is so important. Information can lead to early treatment, and while there is no cure

On Season Three of MasterChef, judges Chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and Chef Graham Elliot determined that home cook Christine Ha was the very best of 30,000 contestants. They named her Winner of MasterChef 2012 and in the process, gave her a platform on which to advocate for the legally blind. A chef who is blind? Yes, Christine is legally blind as evidenced by her self-appointed web address, social media tag

February is national age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. National months of recognition are important because they call attention to important health issues like AMD and increase knowledge of prevention and treatment. Although there is no cure for AMD, there are ways to reduce your risk for it having the right information is essential. When it comes to low vision caused by AMD, there is exciting and innovative technology available

Glenda is traveling through South Africa with specially designed low vision glasses that have literally opened her eyes, enhancing her vision and allowing her to see friends, family and the lush beauty of her beloved continent.  You can share her journey and experience what it is like to truly see every day for the first time in a very long time. Glenda is writing about her adventures through daily blog posts, from the long

Stargardt’s Disease is a rare inherited retina disorder that strikes in childhood and adolescence, stealing vision. Also called juvenile macular degeneration, the disease causes progressive damage to the center of the retina that provides central vision. We work with many people who have Stargardt’s Disease, including Bryan and Bradford Manning, two visionaries who are the founders of the nationally renowned start up Two Blind Brothers. Although there is no cure, there are advanced medical

Does Medicare Cover Vision?

Guest Post Written By: Danielle Kunkle

Co-founder at Boomer Benefits, and

Forbes Finance Council Contributor

Throughout our working lives, we are often provided vision benefits through our employer group health insurance. It can come as shock at age 65 to find out that Medicare does not include benefits for routine vision services. It does, however, provide for treatment of illnesses or injuries to the eye.

Let’s look at the various ways you can get your

As we reflect upon our achievements over the past 12 months, 2017 was an extraordinary year at Low Vision Specialists of MD & VA. First and foremost, we helped a significantly larger patient demographic with our one-of-a-kind low vision services, introduced new disruptive technology to our patients, launched our low vision advocacy program “Low Vision U Ambassador”, held fascinating conversations with world-famous visionaries in low vision and blindness and much

Molly Burke is a typical 23 year-old woman. She loves music, make-up and YouTube. She loves to travel and has a dog named Gallop. She loves fashion, has a unique retro style, her YouTube vlog has more than 200,000 subscribers and she is building an Instagram following with 15,000 + followers to date. Molly was awarded a silver button by YouTube, is a motivational speaker, the face of Dove’s international ad