Research to Prevent Blindness Opens Applications for Vision Research Grants

Research to Prevent Blindness is pleased to announce that it has opened a new round of grant funding for high-impact vision research, including research related to glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, inherited retinal diseases, myopia, amblyopia, low vision and many more.

New app developed at NYU Tandon School of Engineering promises to make navigating subway stations easier for people with blindness and low vision

Designed by researchers at NYU Tandon School of Engineering and NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Commute Booster routes public-transportation users through the “middle mile” – the part of a journey inside subway stations or other similar transit hubs – in addition to the “first” and “last” miles that bring travelers to and from those hubs.

Smart Light Bulbs for Better Visibility by Chulalongkorn Researchers Aims to Reduce Accidents in the Elderly and Those with Low Vision

Smart LED light bulbs for the elderly, the latest innovation from Chula and its partners, can do more than emitting light. They enhance the contrast among the primary colors of light thereby improving visibility and reducing accidents in the elderly. The product is expected to hit the market in May.

Training the Brain Is Topic of Latest Episode of Lighthouse Guild Podcast “On Tech & Vision with Dr. Cal Roberts” Exploring Big Ideas in Technology for People with Visual Impairment

The latest episode of “On Tech and Vision with Dr. Cal Roberts” centers on the place where big ideas are born – the human brain. The host, Calvin W. Roberts, MD, President and CEO of Lighthouse Guild, explores theories of brain plasticity, sensory substitution, and sensory augmentation with his guests Dr. Patricia Grant, Director of Clinical Research at Wicab Inc., and Dr. John-Ross Rizzo, Director of Innovation and Technology and Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Department of Neurology, NYU Langone Medical Center.

More Older Americans Will Suffer From Low Vision, Here’s How to Make Life Easier and Safer

The number of older Americans with low vision is expected to double in the coming years, as more people live longer. The American Academy of Ophthalmology is taking the opportunity of September’s Healthy Aging Month to let people know they can retain their independence and stay safe, despite declining vision.