What is a desktop video magnifier? A video magnifier is a reading aid for people with low vision that maximizes the remaining sight so it’s possible to read and view photos again. When you are in need of magnification or contrast a video magnifier can help. A video magnifier is an electronic magnifier that uses a camera and a screen to make text easier to read. The camera image will be magnified and the contrast can be increased, making it even easier to read. Desktop video magnifier (CCTV) A desktop video magnifier is a magnifier that is mostly used in one fixed location, for example the living room. They have an integrated reading table so you are able to read a newspaper, do your hobbies or write a letter. Hongdee offers a wide variety of video magnifiers. There always is a desktop video magnifier that meets your budget and needs. Portable video magnifier A portable video magnifier is a small, lightweight electronic handheld magnifier that is easy-to- use. Due to its compact size, it is easy to carry along anywhere you go. You can magnify and increase contrast on the spot. Use a portable video magnifier on the go to read price labels, maps, bus schedules, directions and your favorite restaurant menu.
2018 Comprehensive Eye Care Section Ocular Photography Contest Now Open The Comprehensive Eye Care Section would like to announce that the 2018 Ocular Photography Contest is currently open and will close at 11:45 PM CST on August 1, 2018, with the winners being notified by September 1, 2018.
Optometrists may submit up to two entries per category:
• Anterior Segment Category: Lids, Conjunctiva, Cornea, Contact Lens, Iris, Lens, Angle/Gonioscopy, Color photo, Anterior Seg OCT.
• Posterior Segment Category: Vitreous, Optic Nerve, Retina, Color/Red-free photo, Fluorescein Angiography/ICG, Fundus Auto-fluorescence, Posterior Seg OCT, HRT, GDx, B-scan ultrasound.
The grand prize winner from each category will receive complimentary registration for Academy 2018 San Antonio and will have his or her photograph published in the OVS Journal, as well as in the meeting show daily, AAO Times. In addition to the two grand prize winners, the contest will award 4 honorable mentions. All of the winning submissions will be assembled into a photo tower which will be on display at the Academy meeting.
Please complete the submission form to enter the contest. Please note the submission process has changed and submissions must be completed entirely at this website. Please note: partial submissions cannot be saved and accessed at a later time; therefore, be prepared to complete your submission in its entirety. Emailed submission forms and photos will no longer be accepted. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. If you have any questions, please email contest co-chairs Dr. April M. Lewis and Dr. Melanie Gonzalez-Oliva at AcademyPhotographyContest@gmail.com .
For full contest rules please visit the 2018 Ocular Photography Contest webpage. Also, you may view the previous contest winning submissions online.
All the above information and articles are introduced from https://www.aaopt.org/detail/news/2018/06/15/2018-comprehensive-eye-care-section-ocular-photography-contest-now-open
Low vision is a term that refers to vision 20/70 or worse that cannot be fully corrected by glasses or contact lenses. People with low vision generally fall into two groups: partially sighted (meaning they have a visual acuity between 20/70 and 20/200 with the aid of corrective lenses), and legally blind (meaning vision is no better than 20/200 with regular correction aids). What Causes Low Vision? Eye diseases are a common cause of low vision and many eye diseases have no early symptoms. Regular eye exams are important to check for early warning signs of serious eye and other health concerns. Between exams, it is important to let your eye care professional know if you notice any changes in your vision or if your eye is injured in any way.
There are a wide variety of causes of low vision, including: Macular degeneration Diabetes/Diabetic retinopathy Glaucoma Cataracts Retinitis pigmentosa Inherited diseases Eye injury Symptoms of Low Vision A thorough eye examination is needed to diagnose causes of low vision. People with low vision may experience the following symptoms: Loss of central vision Night blindness Loss of peripheral vision Blurred vision Hazy vision Treatments for Low Vision Low vision cannot be fully corrected. However, there are a wide array of devices to help people with low vision, including tinted eyewear to help with light sensitivity and contrast, magnifiers (hand held and for digital or computer use), and large-print reading materials or audio recordings. There are certain eye care professionals who specialize in rehabilitation for low vision, who can help you continue many of your normal activities with some modifications. Ask your eye care professional if this may help you. NPR.0413.USA.17 All the above information and articles are introduced from http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/diseases-and-disorders/low-vision