[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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="7027" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_margin="page_margin_top"][vc_column][vc_column_text]It may seem like a horrible question, but if someone asked which is worse, losing your eyesight, hearing, memory, speech, or a limb, what would you say? A majority of people think that losing one’s eyesight is the worst possible health outcome, according to

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="6997" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_margin="page_margin_top"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Things change as we age and that is certainly true when it comes to our vision. Just like we get regular check-ups to keep our bodies healthy, we need comprehensive eye exams to detect eye diseases that may permanently reduce vision.

Some eye

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="6900" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_margin="page_margin_top"][vc_column][vc_column_text]You may have noticed that the sun is a bit brighter these days (Good news!). You may have also noticed that you are using the visor more when you drive or squinting more when the light glares off the cars in front of you

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