VisionAware Celebrates Third Anniversary

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What do we have to be proud of? Lots of great stuff! First of all, thanks to our valued subscribers and visitors, we continue to experience phenomenal growth!

graph showing the steady increase in pageviews from just below 50,000 in May 2012, to over 200,000 in May 2015

The graph above shows an increase of over 400% in pages viewed each May since 2012, when AFB VisionAware™ was launched. We are steadily increasing, thanks to our loyal visitors.

The VisionAware Team

We also have an excellent team. Maureen Duffy, VisionAware editor and blogger, brings her years of experience to making the VisionAware blog the go-to place to find up-to-date information on medical research pertaining to stem cells, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, and topics such as low vision and assistive technology. Her post Google's Prototype "Smart Contact Lens": Measuring Blood Glucose Levels for People with Diabetes was the highest-read post for the year.

VisionAware’s peer advisors share their own perspectives with their blog, Visually Impaired, Now What?

Be sure to check out posts and articles on topics like:

A Few VisionAware Highlights

With over 87 new articles and 210 blog posts, it’s hard to choose! Check out this selection.

VisionConnect™ App

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eye with the pupil drawn as a spyglass search icon AFB has just released a new, free, accessible app for iPhones and iPads that allows users to search for local services, save and email lists, and explore AFB’s web resources on living with vision loss. VisionAware’s resources are heavily featured in the app. You can find out more about the app at AFB VisionConnect™ App and download it at

The app is designed to be used by consumers, family members, health care professionals and doctors. It is a valuable resource for providers to use and share when seeing patients new to vision loss.

White House Conference on Aging

Thanks to all of you for participating in our online survey about feedback to the White House Conference on Aging. Find out the results and how to participate!

Tell Us What You Think

Please take the subscriber survey that you received via email last week (mailed 6/23). Starting in July, update your profile to put your name in the hat for a drawing for an iPad mini on which we will help you load the new VisionConnect App. Offer good July 7-July 31.

Remember that you can find your own stuff, if you log in to My VisionAware, a tool designed to help our subscribers find the information they need. Log in through the VisionAware home page, to find a listing of the latest articles, events, blogs, and announcements that relate to the interest categories you indicated in your online profile. Using this tool you can “track” the blogs and message boards that most interest you.

Finally, from all of us at VisionAware have a safe and happy 4th of July!

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