BLIND & VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS
Before searching the technology listing, check out the commentary about neurotech and visual impairments. This quick and simple read can be found here.
There are a variety of applications that are listed below by category. Prior to considering any new therapy, treatment, or device, a proper evaluation should be conducted with a knowledgeable medical professional. There are health, medical and financial risks. Out of pocket costs and available insurance coverage for any treatment must be considered prior to starting a protocol. Also, it is key to understand that results and applications will vary depending on symptom and function limitations related to the condition. If you find something of interest, please contact the vendor directly to find a trained professional in your area.
Support Groups & Resources
- Lighthouse Guild– An organization charged with the fight against vision loss through prevention, treatment, and empowerment.
University of Freiburg– Investigating retinal prosthesis for the restoration of vision.
Second Sense– Supporting people who have vision loss and serving their unmet needs.
RP Fighting Blindness– An organization dedicated to stimulating and supporting high-quality medical research with the aim of increasing scientific understanding of retinitis pigmentosa (and related conditions) and finding treatments or cures.
National Eye Institute – Directory of eye conditions and diseases along with related treatments and research.