The 20/20 Low Vision Blog











Driving while legally blind may seem like an oxy-moron, unless you know about the most highly advanced, sight-enhancing medical devices on the market today. We help our legally blind patients do a lot of important things like driving, by carefully assessing their sight and prescribing the right medical device to enhance it. Jason W., a patient here at Low Vision Specialists of MD & VA, is a perfect example. Driving while legally











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AT&T believes in the ability of all people and nowhere is that more evident than in the company’s Experience More campaign. Experience More is an innovative social project that celebrates how blind/low vision individuals experience more of life through their actions, passions and use of technology. It’s one more example of the innovative campaigns being launched by companies across the U.S











Many different people are working to change the world for those with low vision and blindness. Researchers are working to find a way to stop progressive eye diseases like macular degeneration. Entrepreneurs are using technology and advanced software to create medical devices like IrisVision, that allow the blind to see and participate fully in daily activities, including driving. Then, there are those who break barriers, living life on the edge to show others that











We are encouraged. Every day we see more reports about companies increasing accessibility in their products and hiring practices for the disabled and visually impaired. We like the trend of companies establishing internal departments focused on improving products and creating cultures that are inclusionary. Our Visionary blog post recently interviewed Tony Jasionowski, Senior Group Manager, Aging & Accessibility, Panasonic Corporation of North America, and discussed with him the company’s efforts to align television and











Every day researchers and scientists are gaining new understanding of how the eye works and adapting modern technology to enhance and improve sight. The same technology that is being used for virtual reality headsets, advanced iPads and laptops is now being used by scientists to create advanced medical devices that help the legally blind to see. If you or a loved one are legally blind or have low vision, here are three medical devices











In the effort to enhance sight for those with low vision, few devices have made as significant a difference as IrisVision. This wearable technology offers powerful sight enhancing features for those with macular degeneration, Retinis Pigmentosa, glaucoma and other eye diseases. In fact, we believe it is the most powerful vision enhancement device on the market today.


IrisVision is wearable technology that makes blurry things in the central field of vision clear. It adjusts











Macular degeneration can sneak up on you. It develops without any obvious signs or symptoms until it reaches the intermediate or late stages when vision loss becomes noticeable. Nearly 11 million people in the United States suffer with age-related macular degeneration, approximately the same number of people who have been diagnosed with all types of invasive cancer. Although there is no cure for the disease, there are steps you can take to slow











Low Vision Specialists of Maryland & Virginia 20/20 Blog interviews Mr. Tony Jasionowski, Senior Group Manager, Aging & Accessibility, Panasonic Corporation of North America.


 


Low vision brings with it many challenges and chief among them is the ability to handle the routine tasks of daily living like talking on the phone, doing laundry, and using the television remote. Small screens and indecipherable numbers can make these seemingly mundane tasks extraordinarily difficult. However

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