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“She Became So Much More Curious”— How a visually impaired 15 Year Old’s World Suddenly Changed

Cheryl Jones didn’t know how to respond after taking her daughter, Leah, to yet another eye doctor to see why her daughter had so much difficulty seeing clearly, when the doctor told them “she’s probably pretending to have such bad eyesight so she can wear cool glasses like her friends.” Her daughter— who was in […]

Ocutech Low Vision Research Travel Awards

Ocutech Low Vision Research Travel Fellowship Three $750 travel grants will be awarded to primary authors of a Low Vision paper or poster abstract selected to be presented at the annual meeting.  Requirements: Must be a member of the Academy Must submit a CV One-page essay (500 word max) about themselves and why they have […]

Eastern Mediterranean Council of Optometry Marrakesh, Morocco 2018

On September 21 and 22, 2018, I was an invited speaker at the 2nd Annual Eastern Mediterranean Council of Optometry (EMCO) meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco. While not quite located on the eastern Mediterranean, their first meeting in Beirut, Lebanon in 2016 certainly was!  I want to express my appreciation to the EMCO Scientific committee, Dr. […]

Notes about Keplerian ‘expanded field’ telescopes.

An invited blog contribution by Alan Johnston, OD, FAAO Dr. Alan Johnston is an Australian optometrist and a 1985 low vision diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry.  He practices in Melbourne, Australia. Some optical facts: Keplerian telescopes provide additional benefits for bioptic use over Galilean types.  Originally designed for astronomical use, Keplerians provide a […]