Through the Looking Glass: Thoughts about treating tunnel vision with Image Minification. A narrow window of opportunity

Henry Greene, OD, FAAOLow Vision Resources, Tunnel Vision

SightScope 0.5x Field Expander for tunnel vision mounted on Ocutech Sleek frame

Perhaps the most challenging visual impairments to address in low vision care are disorders affecting peripheral vision such as RP, Choroideremia and late stage glaucoma.  Peripheral vision is associated with motion detection and seeing in low illumination. As a result, and as we know, individuals with constricted visual fields will have difficulty traveling independently as well as having very reduced ‘night vision.’ Tunnel vision functional issues The functional challenges encountered with tunnel vision usually fall

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Time of Flight Technology Enhances the Lives of the Visually Impaired

Henry Greene, OD, FAAOPress Releases, VES-Falcon Autofocus

Young female wearing VES-Falcon Autofocus Bioptic and smiling

Technology designed for self-driving cars is now being applied to help low vision individuals see as close to normal as possible. A project, led by Ocutech, Inc. a developer of vision-enhancing devices for the visually impaired, in collaboration with the engineering firm Image Quality Labs and ESPROS Photonics AG, has created the world’s only self-focusing bioptic telescopes.  Bioptic telescopes allow visually impaired individuals to magnify objects making them easier to see, similar to the use

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Briarna Dobson’s Journey with Stargardt’s Disease

Sarah LovejoyStargardt's Disease, Success StoriesLeave a Comment

Image from inside car looking out while driving

Ocutech would like to thank Briarna for sharing her story with Stargardt’s and how she gained her independence back with dedicated parents, doctors and Ocutech bioptics! I always get asked, “What do you mean you’re blind, you look so normal?” Most people find it difficult to comprehend that you can look normal but be partially sighted. We are taught there are three types of vision: perfect vision, vision that requires correction with glasses or completely

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Managing Your Eye Health through Exercise, Diet, and Nutrition

Henry Greene, OD, FAAOLow Vision Resources

Background image of someone eating healthy food with title overlay: Managing Eye Health

It’s common knowledge that regular exercise improves your quality of life.  Exercise helps with weight management, stress reduction, mental clarity, disease prevention, and dozens of other aspects of life that contribute to your quality of life.  However, few people know that regular exercise also improves eye health and can help prevent eye disease. Reduce Risk of Glaucoma by 25% According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), moderate exercise can lower intraocular pressure (IOP) and

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VES-Falcon Autofocus Bioptic Brings Tears of Joy

Sarah LovejoyVES-Falcon Autofocus, Visual AidsLeave a Comment

Image of Dr. Patti Fuhr with veteran Patient wearing Ocutech Falcon Autofocus Bioptic

My first experience with the new 4x Falcon autofocus bioptic telescope brought tears to my eyes– tears of joy. It has been only a dream for so many years, for patients, and for prescribers, and now it’s here! It provides a seamless transition in focus from 13 inches to optical infinity and anywhere in between. Since it is an autofocus OPTICAL system, it feels like normal vision magnified through a telescope. It is much more natural than any of the head borne video magnification systems. The Falcon helps people feel more connected to the world beyond the limitations of their visual impairment. Also, it is astonishingly easy to fit and prescribe. The cost is very competitive to that of the head borne video systems, and it’s so much better! Ocutech continues to bring great advances in technology to the practice of low vision rehabilitation, concentrating on the so important area of distance vision enhancement.

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Interview with Patrick Raymond

Sarah LovejoyLow Vision Resources, Success StoriesLeave a Comment

Image of Patrick Raymond and his low vision specialist

Hello from Ocutech! It’s been a while since we have had a chance to post and we are excited to get back into sharing stories about low vision patients from around the world. In this interview, we touch on several of aspects of Patrick’s life including how his parents raised him to look past his eye condition and embrace the world for everything it has to offer. We discuss wearing assistive devices in public and

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Gary Asano, OD, FAAO joins Ocutech as Low Vision Professional Consultant

Henry Greene, OD, FAAOPress Releases

Image of Dr. Gary Asano

Ocutech is proud to announce that Dr. Gary Asano, OD, FAAO has been appointed as Ocutech’s first independent professional consultant. In this new professional role, Dr. Asano will advise and assist low vision clinicians in California and the Pacific Northwest as they incorporate Ocutech’s state-of-the-art bioptic telescopic devices for the visually impaired into their practices. Dr. Henry Greene, OD, FAAO, co-founder and president of Ocutech announced the appointment. “We are thrilled to have a clinician

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Ocutech Teams Up with Eschenbach Optik to Represent in Canada.

Henry Greene, OD, FAAOPress ReleasesLeave a Comment

Ocutech, Inc., the developer of state-of-the-art bioptic telescopes for the visually impaired, announces the introduction of its new VES Falcon Autofocus Bioptic Telescope to be represented in Canada by Eschenbach Optik.   The Falcon is the next generation of the world’s only autofocusing bioptic telescope for the visually impaired. The Falcon’s advanced technology provides low vision patients with the most natural, hands-free magnified vision possible. Wearers will be able to see clearly and effortlessly, allowing them

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Dr. Henry Greene and Dr. Janet Sunness Host Webinar for Low Vision Awareness Month

Sarah LovejoyLow Vision Resources

Image of Dr. Janet Sunness and Dr. Henry Greene with Title of Webinar

Learn about the latest updates in medical and genetic treatments for retinal disorders, the availability of visual aid devices for respective varying conditions and get the answers to all your low vision questions. More than four million Americans over the age of 40 are visually impaired, and that population is estimated to nearly double by 2030. To call attention to visual impairment, the National Eye Institute marks Low Vision Awareness Month every February to highlight

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Veteran with Macular Degeneration Receives Autofocusing Bioptic

Henry Greene, OD, FAAOLow Vision Resources, Macular Degeneration, Success Stories

Mr. Bill Feimster, drafted just as he turned 18 to serve in the Philippines during WWII, came back to North Carolina to marry the woman he called “the most beautiful girl in the world.” He became a mechanic and was happily married for 54 years. Unfortunately, Bill developed macular degeneration losing most of the vision in his right eye.  With modern medical treatment he has been able to keep enough vision in his left eye

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