1st Electronic Reader for the Blind

vision/eyewith chart120.jpg It's estimated approximately 10 million Americans are blind or visually impaired. And the world they live in is filled with important information they can't see. This groundbreaking new device that can instantly bring them a wealth of written information in a brand new way.

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Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)

vision/eyearrow80.jpgOur eyes are not well suited to staring at a computer screen. The eye cannot lock focus on the pixels or tiny dots that make up computer screens or Video Display Terminals (VDTs).

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Vision Aid - JORDY

vision/jordy.jpgEnhanced Vision, the leading manufacturer of innovative low vision solutions, today announced the youngest legally blind user of its JORDY glasses has independently earned a high school degree with salutatorian honors and a national merit scholarship to the University of Florida.

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Eye Friendly Environment

vision/eyechart.jpg There are many things you can do to create an eye-friendly environment when working on the computer.

    • Position your monitor 20" to 26" from your eyes and about 4" to 6" below eye level.

    • Dim the lights. The ratio of surrounding light to monitor light should be 3 to 1.** Most offices, especially those with florescent lights, are too bright. Flickering florescent lights should be eliminated.

    • Proper lighting. Eliminate reflections on the computer screen. Reduce excessively bright light both inside and out.

    • Consider a hanging copy stand on the monitor. Moving your eyes back and forth between written or printed words on paper and the computer screen can also cause eyestrain.

    • Match the computer screen to the brightness of the environment.

    • Adjust your monitor for contrast and brightness. In general, dark letters on a light background are easier for most people to read. Another approach would be to use clip-on lenses to eliminate some of the harshness caused by your environment.

    • Minimize glare on the computer screen. Use window shades, blinds, or drapes to block excessive sunlight. Move the computer to a location that causes no glare on the screen or use an anti-glare screen guard or hood.

    • If you are seated in a draft or near an air vent, try to eliminate the flow of air past your eyes.

    • Make sure you sit straight in front of the monitor rather than off to the side.

    • Use a flat-panel monitor which flickers much less than the chunky old CRT monitors.

  • Use a larger monitor, such as a 17" display or larger.

You can use a simple test to determine if lighting is a problem. Cup your hands around your eyes like a visor from a baseball cap. If there is immediate improved comfort from blocking bright lights, you should make changes to eliminate some of the brightness.

I use Melanin Glasses to ease eye strain when working on the computer. Check out my review for more information.



Aging Eyes

vision/eyegreen80.jpg As your eyes age, you will experience greater difficulty focusing on small print items. This condition called presbyopia impacts nearly everyone over age 40. Presbyopia can begin in the late thirties, but by the age of 55, close to 100% of the population is affected.

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Optomap Eye Exams

vision/ofoto.jpgEye disease isn't limited to problems with your sight -- people with 20/20 vision can have a serious eye condition that can lead to blindness if not detected in time. For example, Diabetic Retinopathy -- a common eye disease among the diabetic population -- is the leading cause of blindness in the United States.

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