[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="8725" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You’ve probably heard it used as a disparaging remark –  a person or business has “tunnel vision” – meaning they can only see things from their own, narrow point of view. It’s more than just a saying; tunnel vision is a very real vision impairment and it involves the

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="8614" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_margin="page_margin_top"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Bari Azman and Sam from The Blind Life had a rare opportunity to meet up in New York City for a day of action packed sightseeing.  This was Sam’s first visit to the Big Apple and there was only a short window of

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="8369" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_margin="page_margin_top"][vc_column][vc_column_text]You may be familiar with Albinism, a genetic condition that affects the skin and hair, making them extremely light colored or white. However, ocular albinism is a different type of the genetic mutation that affects the eyes. It creates low vision and that is

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="8280" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_margin="page_margin_top"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Guest Post Written By: Dr. Alan Mendelsohn

As a South Florida ophthalmologist for the last 30 years, I can tell you that macular degeneration is the most common cause of blindness in the United States in those 50 years of age and older. Unfortunately

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="8234" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]We recently traveled to Florida to tour the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital – truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was the singular opportunity to be immersed in a

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="8228" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_margin="page_margin_top"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last year one of our executives was asked to join the board of directors of the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) – Baltimore Chapter to support them in their work raising funds for retinal disease research. We consider it an honor and a privilege to

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="8220" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_margin="page_margin_top"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="8102" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_margin="page_margin_top"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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