• 31 JUL 17
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    What it’s like to kayak the Grand Canyon BLIND!

      The following is excerpted from NO BARRIERS: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon by Erik Weihenmayer and Buddy Levy. Copyright (c) 2017 by the authors and reprinted by permission of Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, LLC. Rising the next morning, I tried to force down some breakfast on a

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    • 17 JAN 17
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    Two Blind Brothers…

    Two legally blind brothers create an apparel company with a mission to help fight blindness. At a young age, Bradford and Bryan Manning were both diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a low vision condition that causes blindness over time. This condition has inspired a special vigilance for details, a passion that carries over into the constructionRead more →
    • 27 JAN 17
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    Treating Stargardt’s Disease – Even when you have been told nothing more can be done

    Stargardt disease is the most common form of juvenile macular degeneration and it affects 1 out of every 8 to 10 thousand people. It is an inherited disorder of the retina- the tissue at the back of the eye that senses light. Typically the disease causes vision loss during childhood or adolescence which slowly progressesRead more →
    • 10 JAN 17
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    The Future is Bright for the Treatment of Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is a complicated eye disease that damages the optic nerve and leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, it is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States. It’s estimated that more than 3 million Americans have glaucoma but only half of those know it. Everyone isRead more →