Macular Degeneration Foundation

Category: Low Vision Products


The AMSLER GRID

Written by: Liz Trauernicht – MDF PresidentEdited by: Joe L Fontenot MD What is an AMSLER GRID? The Amsler Grid is basically a square of horizontal and vertical lines. According to one source, a similar design may have been used…

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“Pitching” Blue Light Protective Eyewear

The Macular Degeneration Foundation published a Special Edition of its Newsletter in July of 2019. It detailed ten common misconceptions regarding macular degeneration. One was the idea that cell phones, televisions and computer screens damage the eyes with “blue light”….

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New Study Reveals Benefits of Augmented Reality Glasses

Source: Mark Humayun, MD, PhD, director of the USC Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics, codirector of the USC Roski Eye Institute and University Professor of Ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine. In a new study…

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Tablet System for those with Low Vision

The MagniLink TAB is a new tablet-based system by LVI Low Vision International. It is “pricey” at over $4000, but claims to offer high performance and user-friendly operation.

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Speak! Text Reader App for Android

Text readers for the vision impaired are now commonly available for desktop computers. As the technology improves, new mobile apps for cell phones are becoming more powerful and therefore more useful. Speak! is a brand new one (as of this…

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Head Mounted Electronic Magnifiers

by Joe Fontenot MD, CLVT – Medical Director and Patricia Hacker – Equipment Specialist from Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation (CSVR) 600 Bel Air Blvd, Suite 110 Mobile Alabama 36606 In the early 1990’s, the first head mounted electronic magnifiers…

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