He Could Play Beautiful Music; Now He Can Read It Too

We earlier posted a success story involving eSight, and how its product helped a woman see her son for the very first time. Here is another, and it tells the story of Nicholas, who a 17-year-old cellist from Lawrenceville, Georgia and has been legally blind since birth. He has played at Carnegie Hall and his dream is to turn his talent into a career, but in order to join a professional orchestra, Nicholas needs to have the ability to sight-read.

In April, Nicholas received his eSight and Kleenex - a product you may need when watching this - created an amazing video about it.

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A Closer Look

• 7 of 10 people with severe vision loss are unemployed

• 80 percent of people with severe vision loss experience chronic depression

• Visually impaired veterans are 10 times more likely to commit suicide than any other type of disabled veteran

• Total cost of vision loss exceeded $50 billion in 2007

• Roughly 21.5 million adult Americans have trouble seeing

• One in three youths under 25 are currently obese and a large percentage will suffer from vision loss

Our Services:

The goals of the Overcome Vision Loss Foundation include:

• Serving as advocates for those with vision loss from any reason

• Targeting causes of preventable or reversible vision loss

• Supporting research on quality of life to speed societal changes in public policy and legislation

• Serving as a primary source of information for all such research

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The OVLF Blog keeps up on news and developments involving those dealing with vision loss. Take a look, and if you like, leave a comment...


Meet The Board

Vast experience from many different viewpoints and backgrounds make up the Overcome Vision Loss Foundation's Board Of Directors.


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