Index — General Articles

This site is very much an ongoing project. Even the outline below is not complete yet! Pages that have been published are linked to, pages that have no link are still under construction.

Someday it will be complete… but today is not that day.

4 Understanding Principles of Low Vision Therapy

4.1 How We All Occasionally Experience Low Vision, and What We Can Learn From It

4.2 Illumination: Making Things Brighter

4.3 Magnification: Making Things Bigger

4.4 Boldness: Improving Contrast

4.5 Visual Field Loss A: Dealing With Peripheral/General Field Impairment

4.6 Visual Field Loss B: Dealing With Macular Field Degradation

4.7 The Reality: Most Impairments Are a Mixture

5 Understanding Practicalities of Low Vision Therapy

5.1 Task Lighting

5.2 Glare Protection

5.3 Magnification A: Substitution

5.4 Magnification B: Go Closer

5.5 Magnification C: Optical Magnifiers

5.6 Magnification D: Telescopes

5.7 Magnification and Contrast: Video Magnifiers

5.8 Cheating is allowed

5.9 Matching Devices to People

6 Why Is Fluent Reading So Hard To Achieve?

6.1 Types of Reading: Spot Vs Pleasure

6.2 How We Read Fluently, and How Vision Impairment Messes It Up

6.3 Why Some Low Vision Aids Are Terrible for Fluent Reading

6.4 Low Vision Aids That Give the Best Chance of Achieving Prolonged, Comfortable Reading

7 Notes on Common Conditions

7.1 Macular Degeneration

7.1a Macular Degeneration: Geographic Atrophy

7.2 Macular Hole

7.3 Glaucoma

7.4 Diabetic Retinopathy

7.5 Cataract and Corneal Scarring

7.6 Stroke-Related Vision Impairment