Poor Vision and Risk for Falls

This summary is from “Prevalence of Falls and Fall-Related Outcomes in Older Adults with Self-Reported Vision Impairment.” It appears online ahead of print in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The study authors are Joshua R. Ehrlich, MD, MPH; Shirin E. Hassan, BAppSc (Optom), PhD; and Brian C. Stagg, MD, MS.

Focus on Health Show 179// Low Vision Rehabilitation Network


Dr. Robert Massof, Founder of the Low Vision Rehabilitation Network (LOVRNET) and Paul Hawkins, the Executive Director of LOVRNET and Catherine Smoot, MD.are interviewed by  Dr. Mary DeBartolo, professor of nursing at the University of Salsbury.  

142 Useful Commands for Siri

Refresh your memory of what Siri can do for you on your iPhone, iPad and HomePod with this list of useful commands.

Do you use Siri to its full potential? Perhaps it’s time to refresh your memory with this list of useful things you can ask it to do for you.

Living with Low VIsion Booklet (NIH)

The National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) of the National Eye Institute (NEI) wants to show you how to live a fulfilling, healthy, and independent life with vision loss. This booklet will help you to better understand and live with low vision.

A companion video, entitled Living With Low Vision: Stories of Hope and Independence, is available online through the NEI Low Vision website ( and YouTube page ( The video will show you how vision rehabilitation can help you continue to enjoy life and live on your own. NEI is one of the federal government’s National Institutes of Health and is also the largest sponsor of vision research in the United States.

For more information about NEI and low vision, contact: National Eye Institute Telephone: 301–496–5248 E-mail: Website: