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Dr. Greene to lead The Vision Council’s Low Vision Division

Ocutech co-founder and President, Henry Greene, OD, FAAO, has been elected in-coming chair of the Low Vision Division of The Vision Council (sponsor of Vision Expo East and West). His 2-year term begins in late January 2022. 

“I am honored to have been chosen to lead the Low Vision Division during what promises to be a very exciting time for the vision rehabilitation specialty.  I take over the reins from outgoing chair, Richard Tapping, who has lead the division during the many challenges posed by the COVID pandemic.”

As the first optometrist to take on this role, Dr. Greene plans to address issues that he feels will be helpful for all members of the low vision care community. 

One of the most common refrains that low vision providers hear is ‘How come no one has told me about low vision care until now?’

Addressing this lack of awareness will guide our efforts during Dr. Greene’s term in office.  Specifically the LVD goals will include:

  • Increasing awareness of low vision care on a national basis
  • Creating a national directory of low vision care providers
  • Improving and facilitating methods for the referral of patients for low vision care

 

To stay updated on the LVD initiatives and to express your potential interest to join a national directory of low vision care providers click here.

“The Vision Council is thrilled to welcome Dr. Greene into the Chair role for the Low Vision Division. From fostering a high level of engagement between members and division leadership to raising awareness of low vision rehabilitation among eyecare providers as well as visually impaired consumers and their caregivers, Dr. Greene will play a key role in moving the division forward,” said Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council.

American Academy of Optometry announces 2021 recipients of the first annual Ocutech Low Vision Research Awards

To promote increased interest in Low Vision Rehabilitation, and in collaboration with the Low Vision Section of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), Ocutech, Inc. initiated its inaugural Low Vision Young Researcher Awards at the 2021 AAO Conference in Boston, MA.

Open to senior optometry students, optometrists in low vision residency programs, and optometrists within 3 years of graduation, the $750 award will be made to three individuals who are the primary authors of research posters or oral papers selected for special recognition by the AAO Low Vision Section abstract/papers committee for presentation at the AAO meeting for the current year. The recipients will be invited to present summaries of their work at the Low Vision Section meeting held in Boston, November 3, 2021.

The recipients, mentors and titles of the 2021 Awards are:

  • Alexis Williams Smith, OD, of the Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN.

Does Grit Score Correlate to Persistence of Low Vision Device Use? A Pilot Study

Co-author: Casey Krug, OD

Supervisor: Karen Squier, OD, MS, FAAO

  • Mariah Marshall, OD, of the State University of New York College of Optometry, New York, NY,

Low Vision Rehabilitation of Patients with Multiple Disabilities

Co Author: Stephen Dellostritto

Supervisors:  Rebecca Marinoff, OD; Rebekah Lin, OD

  • David Nguyen, OD, University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston, TX.

That pesky blind spot: eccentric viewing training in a patient with advanced age-related macular degeneration

Supervisor: Swati Modi, OD, FAAO

For complete information about the Annual Ocutech Low Vision Research Award please contact Henry Greene, OD, FAAO, Co-founder and President, OCUTECH, Inc.

Henry A. Greene, OD, FAAO

OCUTECH, Inc.

hg@ocutech.com

For complete information about the Annual Ocutech Low Vision Research Award please contact Henry Greene, OD, FAAO, Co-founder and President, OCUTECH, Inc.