Let's Talk Low Vision with Dr. Bill Takeshita
The "Let's Talk Low Vision" pod casts are recorded by www.Airsla.org, where you will find numerous pod casts for the blind and the visually impaired.
- Android Cell Phones
The most popular of the newer smart phones are based on the Android Operating System. Dr. Bill and Joel Isaacs discuss their benefits and accessibility for those with low vision.
- Eccentric Viewing Training for MD
Dr. Jose is a pioneer in the field of low vision. He talks with Dr. Bill about the benefits of eccentric viewing to improve the functional vision of those with macular degradation and central vision loss and finding a low vision specialist.
- The Apple IPad
Dr. Bill Takeshita talks with CCLVI President Richard Reuda about the Apple iPad and its accessibility
- The EclipseScan Entertainment Center
Innovative Rehabilitative Technology, Inc. (IRTI) has released a new multi-function device that can scan and read documents aloud and display it in large print on a monitor. It comes with built-in internet radio, accessible CD, Daisy book player and DVD player.
- Freedom Scientific's Pearl Camera and OpenBook
Dr. Bill interviews Brad Davis and Dusty Voorhees from Freedom Scientific about the recent release of The Pearl Camera and OpenBook reading solutions
- Diabetes and Low Vision
Dr. Bill interviews Paul Freeman, O.D., F.A.A.O., F.C.O.V.D., who discusses the visual consequences of diabetes and how people with diabetes can maximize their vision.
- The EyePal Solo
Dr. Bill reviews ABiSee's new Eye Pal Solo scanner, capable of either reading documents to you or magnifying them, all without the need for a computer..
- Visual Hallucinations
Visual hallucinations and entopic phenomena. Many people with low vision see things that are not really there in our environment. Dr. Takeshita explains why we see these images and when they need immediate attention.
- Alternative Medicine and Supplements
Alternative medicine and nutritionalsupplements for people with low vision. Dr. Bill discusses some alternative treatments that have helped preserve eyesight. Acupuncture, vitamins, nutrition and other treatments are discussed.
- Cataract Treatments
Treatments for patients with cataracts. Dr. Bill describes the functional problems caused by cataracts and medical and optical treatments available to help both children and adults.
- Social Situations
How to handle social situations as a person with low vision. Dr. Bill discusses ways to improve your social life when you have low vision.
- Signs and Symptoms to be Aware of
Signs and symptoms people with low vision must be aware of. Dr. Bill Takeshita lectures about the importance of yearly eye examinations for people with low vision and warning signs that require immediate attention by an eye doctor.