Hope for those with Visual Impairment

Vision Loss can be a traumatic experience. This is especially true if you have just begun to lose your vision (Low Vision). Having Low Vision means that even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, you find everyday tasks difficult to do. Reading the mail, shopping, cooking, and writing can all seem challenging.

Your doctor may not be able to restore your vision, but Low Vision services can help you make the most of what is remaining. You can continue enjoying friends, family, hobbies, and other interests just as you always have. The key is to not delay use of these services.

We help individuals living with Low Vision or Blindness thrive in a sighted world

Each morning when I wake up, my vision has changed from the night before

Brandon is enjoying a special time of his young, adult life. He’s 32,Both he and his wife are also successfully employed. He’s at Old Orchard in Quality Assurance and his wife is a kindergarten teacher in a nearby school. Together, they have years of life ahead as a young family. married to his college girlfriend and, together, expecting their first child.

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Future Vision: Research for Treatments

Glaucoma treatment

In a first for glaucoma treatment, the Kellogg Eye Center is among the first eye centers in the country to use a tiny tube, implanted in the eye, to preserve vision.

Millions of Americans have glaucoma, a group of diseases that can damage the optic nerve. Open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of glaucoma. When fluid builds up, the pressure inside the eye rises to a level that may damage the optic nerve.  If left untreated, glaucoma will cause a slow but steady loss of vision.

The XEN® Gel Stent creates an opening between the inside of the eye and the eye’s outer layer to allow fluid to drain, potentially decreasing pressure in the eye. This helps preserve vision by reducing intraocular pressure to a normal level.

It’s a part of the advent of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) devices to help adults with mild-to-moderate glaucoma.

UofM’s W.K. Kellogg Eye Center and ABVI have a new alliance to improve access and rehabiliation services for individuals  who are visually impaired.

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center

Visual Impairments portrayed on the movie screen

Cassaundra Bell

I was excited about the potential realism for a character who is blind and plays a key role in a feature film.  Instead, I was disappointed by the cliché use of "blindness vs. sight" narrative angle, and the apparent lack of knowledge that the filmmakers have about the experience of living with a visual impairment.

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February 19, 2018
  • Mason/Oceana County Support Group

    February 19, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Ludington Senior Center, 308 South Rowe Street, Ludington, MI

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  • STEPS - Successful Teens Exploring Postive Skills

    February 19, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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February 21, 2018
  • Muskegon County Support Group

    February 21, 2018 @ 9:15 am - 11:15 am
    United Way of the Lakeshore, 31 East Clay Avenue, Muskegon, MI, United States

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February 23, 2018
  • ABVI Active Adults

    February 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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