[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="7284" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_margin="page_margin_top"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="7241" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_margin="page_margin_top"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="7187" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_margin="page_margin_top" content_placement="middle"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="7107" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_margin="page_margin_top" content_placement="middle"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]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

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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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="7062" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_margin="page_margin_top"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Diseases of the retina are progressive diseases that worsen over time, causing permanent vision impairment. They can strike people of any age, from young children to older adults. Currently there is no cure, although there is news to report as researchers try to decode

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="7052" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_margin="page_margin_top"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Low Vision causes many difficulties for those who suffer with it. Driving, participating in hobbies, taking care of the activities of daily life and seeing the faces of loved ones can be challenging if not impossible. Now surveys are showing that those with low

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="7040" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_margin="page_margin_top"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Happy Fourth of July! It is a great time of year to celebrate warm weather and American Independence. Band concerts, family gatherings, and firework displays make the holiday enjoyable. However, if your vision is restricted by eye disease it may make it difficult to

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