Stevens Johnson Syndrome: What Is It and Why Should We Be Informed?

Since many patients arrive at BostonSight for PROSE treatment to alleviate persistent ocular symptoms from Stevens Johnson syndrome, we see firsthand their daily struggles with the aftermath and feel strongly about our dedication to SJS support, advocacy, and education.
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Empowered Patients

Knowledge is power. That’s a statement we’ve all heard many times but age and life experiences often reveal the truthfulness of this trite expression. In particular, knowledge can be extremely powerful when someone is confronted with a serious or life-threatening health condition. [Read more…]

Blind Bargains – Deals, News and Resources for the Visually Impaired

blindbargainThe Blind Bargains app searches the internet to collate deals and sales on products for the visually impaired and blind, including screen readers, talking products, braille printers, and more. The application is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate.  [Read more…]

Ariadne GPS with Talking Map for IOS

With all of the GPS applications out there, why would you want to choose Ariadne? Those with visual impairments will enjoy the talking map feature, which will announce street names and building numbers around the user with the touch of finger. You can also activate a function that will periodically update this information.  [Read more…]

Vision Therapy May Help those with Strabismus and Amblyopia

Vision therapy (VT) is like physical therapy for the eyes and the parts of the brain that control them. Generally, the goal is to correct certain vision problems that cannot be properly corrected with other means, such as eyeglasses, contact or scleral lenses, and surgery; it works by re-training the eye(s) to function properly. Common conditions for which VT may be appropriate include amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (cross-eyed).  [Read more…]

Two Object Recognition Apps

taptapseeTapTapSee is a free camera application for IOS and Android for individuals who are visually impaired. Users simply double-tap the screen to take a photo of whatever is in front of them, and then the app will speak the description of what it “sees”.  [Read more…]

Tips for Healthy Eyes in 2017

Each of us only gets one set of eyes, and if we are lucky the most extreme issues we will face with them is needing to wear glasses, or maybe some dry eye later in life. However, we don’t have to depend on luck! There are a number of things that each of us can resolve to do this year to help keep our eyes happy and healthy.  [Read more…]

Library of Congress-sponsored App Offers Free Talking Books

nls_home_bannerBARD Mobile is a service of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), a division of the National Library Service. The application provides access to talking and braille books directly from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD)[Read more…]

BeSpecular App Allows Sighted Volunteers to Help the Visually Impaired

bespecular-logoNew to the app world in 2016 is BeSpecular. Available for IOS and Android, BeSpecular allows the user to take a photo and/or ask a question, and receive help from a sighted volunteer. The user benefits from being able to get answers from multiple volunteers; and volunteers get the personal satisfaction of having helped another person!

Users can ask questions using text or voice recognition. They can ask as many questions as they would like, and only first names are used to protect user anonymity.

This Thanksgiving, Eat for Healthy Vision

happy thanksgivingMuch research has been done about what nutrients are necessary to maintain the health of your eyes. This Thanksgiving, do yourself and your loved ones a favor, and include some of these foods on your table.

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