As part of their training, a guide dog will practise getting around some of the most common places the person they will guide needs to go.
Gene therapy trials for inherited retinal diseases are blossoming. Blind and partially sighted people are helping to advance the research.
People who are blind have made great strides in the workplace in the 55 years since the US first observed White Cane Day. Yet discrimination in employment still remains, two experts explain.
New multisensory approaches to presenting visual art propose solutions to barriers that limit access for marginalized audiences.
Connected technology could help the visually impaired to recognise people, places or even bank notes.
Most people know that a poor diet can lead to heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. Few are aware that it can also cause blindness.
Glaucoma is a serious disease which, if left untreated, can cause blindness. A professor of optometry explains the risks, process of diagnosis and available treatments.
Audio description began as an accessibility aid but has developed into an art form.
The causes of most inherited forms of blindness are unknown. Now more than 260 genes never before linked to eye development could lead to new therapies and diagnostics.
A new study has been examining what holds back sight-impaired users from using smartphones, computers and the internet.
Blind people don't have superhuman ears but their brains can rewire themselves to give them an edge over those who can see.
Turkish painter Esref Armagan uses colour and perspective that he has never seen.
Stem cell treatments for eye disease always seem to be just on the horizon, but real progress is being made.
Some thought technology would make braille redundant – but the real threat is a lack of education and resources.
This is what it's like going to the cinema when you can’t see the screen.
A successful gene therapy for the leading cause of sight loss in children is being reviewed by the FDA.
There is value in including different populations in genetic research studies as has been shown in a study on exfoliation syndrome, which leads to glaucoma.
Glaucoma is a slow and silent progressive disease and the second leading cause of blindness, that requires early diagnosis.
Glaucoma is the sneak thief of sight, affecting the eyesight of more than 50 million people worldwide. It remains the biggest preventable cause of blindness today.
Light arriving from the right visual field is processed in the brain's left hemisphere. So damage to the left part of the primary visual cortex will result in blindness in the right visual field.