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FDA approves device allowing blind people to 'see' with their tongues

July 7, 2015

The FDA granted marketing clearance for a device that can aid in orienting the blind with an intra-oral device, according to a press release issued by the agency.

The BrainPortV100 (Wicab Inc.) is an assistive battery-powered device that allows blind people to identify aspects of objects using their tongues.

Than Meeting News Coverage

AOA recognizes Carr, Heitmeier, Than

June 26, 2015
SEATTLE – The American Optometric Association bestowed its annual awards upon a number of honorees for their contributions to optometry on Wednesday during the…
Wolynski Meeting News Coverage

Wearable technology targets patients with low vision

June 25, 2015
SEATTLE – The term “wearable technology” brings to mind heads-up displays such as GoogleGlass and augmented and virtual reality, but “wearable…

NEI commits to develop noninvasive imaging technology

May 25, 2015
The National Eye Instituted announced that it will provide $3.8 million in 2015 and up to $17.9 million over the next 5 years to support five projects involving new…
Commentary
Alfred A. Rosenbloom Jr., OD, FAAO

Optometric community mourns loss of Rosenbloom

Primary Care Optometry News, May 2015
Alfred A. Rosenbloom Jr., OD, FAAO, a Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board member and pioneer of low vision…
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Optometric community mourns loss of Rosenbloom

Optometric community mourns loss of Rosenbloom

April 16, 2015
Alfred A. Rosenbloom Jr., OD, FAAO, a Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board member and pioneer of low vision…
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FDA approves device allowing blind people to 'see' with their tongues

July 7, 2015
The FDA granted marketing clearance for a device that can aid in orienting the blind with an intra-oral device, according to a press release issued…
Than Meeting News Coverage

AOA recognizes Carr, Heitmeier, Than

June 26, 2015
SEATTLE – The American Optometric Association bestowed its annual awards upon a number of honorees for their contributions to optometry on…
Wolynski Meeting News Coverage

Wearable technology targets patients with low vision

June 25, 2015
SEATTLE – The term “wearable technology” brings to mind heads-up displays such as GoogleGlass and augmented and virtual reality…

NEI commits to develop noninvasive imaging technology

May 25, 2015
The National Eye Instituted announced that it will provide $3.8 million in 2015 and up to $17.9 million over the next 5 years to support five…
Alfred A. Rosenbloom Jr., OD, FAAO Commentary

Optometric community mourns loss of Rosenbloom

Primary Care Optometry News, May 2015
Alfred A. Rosenbloom Jr., OD, FAAO, a Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board member and pioneer of low vision care, died on April 7. He was…
Optometric community mourns loss of Rosenbloom

Optometric community mourns loss of Rosenbloom

April 16, 2015
Alfred A. Rosenbloom Jr., OD, FAAO, a Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board member and pioneer of low vision care, died on April 7. He was…
Meeting News Coverage

Telescope implant receives expanded indication, reimbursement

March 27, 2015
NEW YORK – VisionCare announced here at Vision Expo East that the FDA expanded the indication for its telescope implant to include patients as…
Perspectives on Glaucoma

Trabeculectomy outcomes similar for elderly, younger patients

March 27, 2015
The short-term outcomes of trabeculectomy in glaucoma patients older than 80 years were not significantly different from younger patients…
In the Journals

Irreversible vision loss associated with poor mental health, quality of life

January 9, 2015
Irreversible vision loss had negative effects on patients’ quality of life and mental health, including greater levels of depression during…
In the Journals

Accommodative amplitude test methods produce differing results

December 16, 2014
Objective measurements of accommodative amplitude differed from subjective measurements, according a study recently published in Optometry and
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