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With echolocation, the blind use sound energy to see

June 30, 2016

BOSTON – Daniel Kish discussed here at Optometry’s Meeting how he uses echolocation to “see” his surroundings through the echoes created from clicking his tongue.

Kish, president of World Access for the Blind (WAFTB), was born with retinoblastoma and had both eyes removed by the time he was 13 months old; however, he now can travel alone, using his well-honed echolocation, a skill he teaches others.

FDA clears REBIScan’s Pediatric Vision Scanner

June 22, 2016
The FDA has granted REBIScan market clearance through the de novo pathway for the Pediatric Vision Scanner, according to a press release. The hand-held Pediatric Vision…

Prevent Blindness selects three states for initiative to improve children’s vision

June 14, 2016
The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness and the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality have selected Arizona…

Smartphone imager effective in nontraditional eye care settings

June 13, 2016
Researchers reported that the D-Eye, a smartphone imaging system, may be useful in situations where conventional fundus photography is not an option or for use by…
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Study shows nearly 10 million highly myopic adults in US

June 27, 2016
Researchers determined a population burden of approximately 9.6 million adults with high myopia, 817,829 adults with…
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Optometry pioneer Alden N. Haffner, OD, dies at 87

June 23, 2016
Alden N. Haffner, OD, PhD, FAAO , passed away at the age of 87 on June 22, according to an announcement from the…
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AAO revises screening guidelines for chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine retinopathy

June 23, 2016
The American Academy of Ophthalmology revised its recommendations on screening for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine…
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Meeting News Coverage

With echolocation, the blind use sound energy to see

June 30, 2016
BOSTON – Daniel Kish discussed here at Optometry’s Meeting how he uses echolocation to “see” his surroundings through the…

FDA clears REBIScan’s Pediatric Vision Scanner

June 22, 2016
The FDA has granted REBIScan market clearance through the de novo pathway for the Pediatric Vision Scanner, according to a press release. The…

Prevent Blindness selects three states for initiative to improve children’s vision

June 14, 2016
The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness and the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality…

Smartphone imager effective in nontraditional eye care settings

June 13, 2016
Researchers reported that the D-Eye, a smartphone imaging system, may be useful in situations where conventional fundus photography is not an option…

Former AOA President, OGS advocate, Vic Connors passes

June 7, 2016
Former American Optometric Association president and board of trustees’ member Victor J. Connors, OD, passed away on Monday. He was a native of…

In the Journals

Comfort, visual quality found equal contributors to presbyopic contact lens dropout

June 7, 2016
In a presbyopic population, dissatisfaction with vision and discomfort were reported equally as often as primary reasons for discontinuation…

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Study: Ortho-K lenses should not increase microbial keratitis risk

June 6, 2016
Researchers found that ortho-K lens wear has no physiological effect on the normal flora, and its use should not increase the risk of microbial…

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Several risk factors associated with ophthalmologic findings in infants with presumed Zika virus

May 26, 2016
Infants presumed to have the Zika virus who had smaller cephalic perimeters at birth and whose mothers reported virus symptoms in the first trimester…

AOA pediatric clinical practice guideline available for public review

May 25, 2016
The American Optometric Association announced its new clinical practice guideline on pediatric eye health is available for an online 30-day public…

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VIDEO: Pediatric specialist talks about use of cyclosporine for ocular allergies

May 15, 2016
PARIS — At the meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology, Dominique Brémond-Gignac, MD, PhD, discusses a subspecialty meeting held during the…

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