A Hybrid Indoor Positioning System for the Blind and Visually Impaired Using Bluetooth and Google Tango

Blind & visually impaired individuals often face challenges in wayfinding in unfamiliar environments. Thus, an accessible indoor positioning and navigation system that safely and accurately positions and guides such individuals would be welcome.

Test-retest Variability of a Standardized Low Vision Lighting Assessment

The LuxIQ is a portable lighting assessment tool that can be used to systematically measure lighting preferences; however, there is little independent evidence to support its reliability in low vision rehabilitation.

Performance of Real-world Functional Tasks Using an Updated Oral Electronic Vision Device in Persons Blinded by Trauma

There is an immediate need for noninvasive therapies to improve the functional abilities of persons blinded by traumatic injury. The BrainPort Vision Pro, an updated hands-free oral electronic vision device, enables perception of visual information using the tongue as a substitute for the eye.

Current Practice in Low Vision Rehabilitation of Age-related Macular Degeneration and Usefulness of Virtual Reality as a Rehabilitation Tool

This study surveys current low vision rehabilitation practice methodologies among French practitioners and – their opinions about the utility of using virtual reality as a tool for low vision rehabilitation training in patients with AMD.

An eLearning Course to Help Older Adult Clients Adjust to Vision Loss

Vision loss can present different challenges in older adults compared with younger clients. Learn about treatment strategies for these individuals, and identify approaches and adaptive devices that help clients maximize their remaining vision.

‘Eccentric Viewing’ to Improve Vision

“Eccentric Viewing”, is a technique taught by occupational therapists (OT) in which the person looks around the blind spot in order to view the subject using their peripheral vision.

An Innovative Vision Rehabilitation eLearning Program

Vision rehabilitation is the standard of care for patients who are losing their vision and ophthalmologists are key to improving access to care for these patients. Recognizing this, Lighthouse Guild provides eyecare professionals with free access to an eLearning program.

For Outstanding Accomplishments in Vision Science Research

Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, announced that the Botond Roska, MD, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2018 Bressler Prize, and Joshua D. Stein, MD, MS, is the recipient of the 2018 Pisart Award.

Newly Published Data Adopted as Official WHO-Recognized Estimates for the Prevalence of Blindness and Vision Impairment

The paper, a project of the Vision Loss Expert Group (VLEG) of the Global Vision Database (GVD), provides the latest global estimates of the prevalence of blindness and MSVI in the world.

New Technologies for Patients with Vision Disorders

As part of our collaboration with Columbia University’s Department of Ophthalmology, we jointly sponsored the Pre-Conference, held before the annual Bressler Symposium.