Vision Loss News
California Girl, 12, Creates Tools and Technology for the Visually Impaired
Growing up in the shadow of Silicon Valley , 12-year-old Hari Bhimaraju of Cupertino, California, has always been fascinated by science and technology, and she's putting her skills to good use by creating tools for the visually impaired. "I've kind of just grown up in a house where it's always been
Mom Invents Sightseeing Bucket List for Daughter Losing Her Vision
One 6-year-old girl in Arizona is losing her vision, so her mother came up with an idea that will ensure her daughter will have memories to last a lifetime. Catrina Frost is taking her daughter Cailee Herrell on a sightseeing tour filled with bucket list items. The Phoenix, Arizona, woman invented
Opternative Online Eye Exam Service Sparks Criticism from Optometrists
Getting a prescription for eyeglasses and contact lenses usually means scheduling a trip to the eye doctor, but Chicago-based start-up Opternative says consumers can skip the step with its 20-minute do-it-yourself online eye test that delivers prescriptions by email in 24 hours or less. The program
The Eye Hospital Saving Lives One Flight at a Time
ABC News' Charli James visits the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, an ophthalmic facility treating patients and training doctors inside an airplane.
How Legally Blind Mom Got to See Daughter Walk Down the Aisle
A Pennsylvania woman who was struck by a rare condition that left her legally blind in her 50s was able to see her only daughter walk down the aisle thanks to $15,000 in donations that allowed her to purchase high-tech glasses. Joy Hoke, 54, said not being able to see her daughter, Lauren, in her
Legally Blind 5th Grader Sees Mother for 1st Time Through Electronic Glasses
Fifth grader Christopher Ward, Jr., has been legally blind all his life, but he recently got to see his mother for the first time through new electronic glasses. The 12-year-old from Forest, Virginia, traveled up to Washington, D.C ., a few weeks ago to demo a new wearable technology called eSight,
Sunny Ozell Performs 'Number One'
ABC News' Amna Nawaz talks with Sunny Ozell about her music before she performs her song, Number One.
Broken Screen: Living With Blindness
Gaia Squarci , an Italian-born photographer, embarked on a project about blindness while studying in New York. “I was overdosing on images every day and this made me think of how visual perception and psychology are intertwined and how the lack of one of the senses can affect someone’s relationship
New Cataract Surgery for Infants Taps Into Regenerative Power of Stem Cells
Stem cells may be a key in finding the next treatment for cataracts, according to a new study. The condition, which is due to the eye's lens becoming less clear or cloudy, is the leading cause of blindness worldwide and cataract surgery is one of the most common operations across the globe. But
CES 2016: The Coolest Technology We've Seen So Far
The annual CES technology show is a time when we're given a glimpse into what the future could look like, new technology stars can be born and of course, zany ideas are celebrated. "With 2.4 million square feet of space and so many categories from robotics to 3D printing to drones and driverless