Articles on "Low Vision"

May 3, 2013 2:52 pm

Coping with Low Vision

 By Kinshasa A. Coghill, M.S. For most of her 76 years, Carolyn was a regular visitor at Philadelphia’s many museums. She also loved gardening and especially enjoyed Saturday afternoon strolls along the tree lined streets of her quiet neighborhood with it’s flower covered lawns and wind chimes. But in the past several years, her walks have only left her frustrated and worried. On several occasions, she has tripped and fell on the sidewalks made uneven by tree roots. She used [...]

October 24, 2011 6:50 pm

Study: Seniors Worry About Vision, Aren’t Taking Preventative Steps

The National Eye Institute estimates that over the next 30 years, the number of Americans that experience eye health issues will double because of aging baby boomers. The Eye on the Boomer survey conducted by the Ocular Nutrition Society and sponsored by Bausch + Lomb, interviewed 1001 men and women, ages 45-65 (the baby boomer generation) to evaluate their eye care habits and gauge the level of understanding on the relationship between proactive eye care and eye health, including a [...]

August 15, 2011 7:40 pm

IMPACT OF AGING SIGHT & HEARING LOSS ON COGNITION

IMPACT OF AGING SIGHT & HEARING LOSS ON COGNITION “DEMYSTIFYING SENSORY LOSS” Johns Hopkins & the National Institutes of Health Expert Research Update WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington’s (POB) Macular Degeneration Network, in partnership with the Sibley Memorial Hospital, will host an expert panel lecture on sensory loss and its impact on cognition on Sunday, September 18 from 2 – 4 pm, at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Medical Building, 5215 Loughboro Road, NW, Washington, DC [...]

A Permanent Address
December 8, 2008 2:14 pm

A Permanent Address

As a long-time mail carrier, Frank Robinson prided himself on ensuring correspondence was received at what had become very familiar destinations. There is one address in particular, however, with which he has recently grown quite accustomed, and no, he will not be making a delivery there. Instead, Frank has been relaxing and having fun at this location otherwise known as Chandler Hall, a Quaker-driven continuing care community in Newtown, PA. For an individual who has served others in different ways, [...]

May 2, 2008 12:00 am

The Aging Eye and Vision Loss

Imagine what it is like to have poor vision, especially if you have had good vision all your life. For millions of Americans, this is a reality. New advancements in eye care, however, have contributed to the early detection and treatment of diseases such as diabetic eye disease glaucoma and cataracts. Jacqueline D. Griffiths, MD, of NewView Eye Center, offers insight into the symptoms, treatments and preventative measures for each of these conditions. *Diabetic Eye Disease* Diabetic retinopathy, the most [...]