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eSight Eyewear

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

eSight Eyewear

eSight Eyewear is a new low vision assistive device that you wear. It is custom fit, runs on batteries and can bring clearer vision to near, far and mid-range tasks.

Mirielle in her sunglasses

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Cocoons Sunglasses for Kids with Photophobia

Cocoons makes polarized sunglasses that fit over prescription glasses and are great for kids with who are also photophobic or highly sensitive to sunlight.

mouse

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Preventing the Development of Deafness in Mice with Usher Syndrome

Researchers at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science have found a way to use a single dose of a small, synthetic RNA-like molecule, called an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO), to...

Argus II

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

FDA Approves Artificial Retina

The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System is the first artificial retina (also called a bionic eye or retinal microchip) to be approved by the FDA in the United States.

Disease InfoSearch

Health & Nutrition

Disease InfoSearch

Disease InfoSearch connects healthcare providers, researchers and the general public with support groups, relevant and timely peer-reviewed articles, open clinical trials, and general disease information about thousands of genetic disorders.

Little boy in ball pit

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Deaf-Blind Family Guide

The Oregon Deaf-Blind Project has created a family guide for parents of children diagnosed with deaf-blindness.

Will Patch for Cake shirt

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Eye Power Kid’s Wear

Eye Power Kid's Wear creates adorable print T-shirts specially designed for kids who wear glasses or a patch!

Baby with Playtex Trainer Cup

Feeding and Eating

Playtex Twist ‘n Click Straw Trainer Cup

Shannon Austin wrote in to share a neat (and affordable) sippy cup find that has worked great for her daughter. This Playtex straw trainer teaches kids how to use a...

Beyond the Darkness

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Beyond the Darkness: A Blog About Raising a Child with Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

A mother writes candidly about the birth and life of her son, Gabriel, who has Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP).

visual pathway

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Visual Fields, Field Loss and Functional Vision Testing

The newest webcast from Perkins features Luisa Mayer, Ph.D., an internationally known specialist in visual field/functional vision testing.

My Passport screenshot

Health & Nutrition

Children’s Hospital Uses iPads to Enhance Patient’s Experience

Boston Children's Hospital is running a pilot program with inpatient care using a new app they've developed to help organize and facilitate communication between a patient's family and their doctors.

Ba Bottle Holder

Feeding and Eating

Ba Bottle Holder

The Ba Bottle Holder is designed to help babies with poor motor control hold on to their bottles by themselves and would be great for any kid who finds holding...

stem cells

Health & Nutrition

Stem Cells, the Nobel Prize and Future Research

What does the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine have to do with diseases of the retina? Maybe nothing, at first, but Dr Yamanaka's work with stem cells (specifically induced...

A Team Approach to CVI in Schools

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

A Team Approach to CVI in Schools

This downloadable PDF explains what CVI is in very easy to follow terms and develops a program that teachers and therapists can use to best teach students with CVI.

Sketch of a bionic eye or retinal microchip

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Bionic Vision Australia Working on Bionic Eye Implants

Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) announces the successful implantation of a bionic eye. BVA attached the device, which contains 24 electrodes that stimulate the retina's nerve cells, to a retina.

rat

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Retinal Prosthetic Creates “Normal Vision” in Blind Mice

A new study restores normal vision in mice with diseased retinas using a new type of retinal prosthetic which relies on the use of the retina's code that communicates with...

two babies

Research Studies

Calling All Moms of Blind Kids!

Sonja Biggs is looking for mothers of blind children to participate in a study on school skills. Sonja would like to see how mothers prepare their blind children for school.

Abby smiling

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Optic Nerve Hypoplasia (ONH): A Mother’s Perspective

LeAndra Lee writes about her daughter, Abigail, who is diagnosed with Optic Nerve Hypopalsia and Septo Optic Dysplasia. LeAndra explains what ONH is and how it affects Abigail.

United Healthcare Children's Foundation

Health & Nutrition

Medical Grants to Cover Health Care Treatments

The United Healthcare Children's Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child's health care treatments, services or equipment not covered...

Ivan getting an EEG

Health & Nutrition

What is an EEG Really Like?

If your child's neurologist has ordered an EEG you may be wondering what the test will be like and whether or not it will be painful or traumatic for your...

Seizure Sensor

Health & Nutrition

An EEG Watch?

Can a watch-like sensor replace the EEG? Researchers say that this watch can detect seizure activity by measuring sympathetically mediated electrodermal activity which has been suggested as containing enough information...

Q & A

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Ask the TVI about Anophthalmia and Microphthalmia, Part 2

TVI Lisa LaDue answers readers' questions about O&M and TVI services and whether or not a visually impaired student should automatically be sat at the front of the classroom.

The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It

The Forever Fix is a new book about Corey Haas, a little boy born blind with LCA. The book recounts his experiences with genetic therapy and how the therapy was...

second sight

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Artificial Retina Approved for Sale in Europe

Second Sight announces that their artificial retina (also known as a retinal microchip), the Argus II, is now available for public purchase in Europe.