Friday, August 19, 2016

Importance of Comprehensive Eye Exams and Dangers of Online Eye Exams On Second August Show

Dr. Warren Johnson (Eyewear Gallery - Memphis, TN)

Melissa Moore, CPO (Eyewear Gallery - Memphis, TN)

Dr. Howard Purcell (Essilor of America - Dallas, TX)

Dr. Warren Johnson and CPO Melissa Moore of Eyewear Gallery in Memphis return to discuss the importance of comprehensive eye exams at the beginning of the school year.

Then, Dr. Howard Purcell of Essilor of America explains the inadequacies of online eye exams and reinforces the importance of comprehensive eye exams.

8/20/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, August 5, 2016

KNFB Reader and Two Blind Brothers Clothing On August 6-7 Show

Bradford and Bryan Manning (Two Blind Brothers - New York, NY)

Joel Zimba of the National Federation of the Blind talks about the KNFB Reader app that allows users to get audio playback of written text that is captured by a camera.

Then, Bradford and Bryan Manning (Two Blind Brothers) in New York discuss carefully tailored and crafted clothing that is being sold to raise money for eye disease research.

8/6/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, July 29, 2016

New Dry Eye Drug and NFB-Newsline On July 30-31 Show

Dr. Kelly Nichols (University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry)

Dr. Kelly Nichols, dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, discusses lifitegrast, a newly approved FDA drug, used to treat dry eye.

Then, Scott White talks about how NFB-Newsline can be used to obtain readings of periodicals, TV listings, and job postings, over touch-tone phones and iPhones.

7/30/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, July 8, 2016

Dr. Sylvia Smith and ORBIS On July 9-10 Show

Dr. Sylvia Smith (Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University)

ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital

Dr. Sylvia Smith of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University discusses how pentazocine, a pain medicine, can preserve cone photoreceptors in mice.

Then, Bruce Johnson, director of aircraft operations, explains how the ORBIS Flying Hospital operates and travels to those countries underserved with eye care.

7/9/16 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, June 17, 2016

Dr. Susan Quaggin and Eyewear Gallery's Dr. Warren Johnson and Melissa Moore On June 18-19 Show

Dr. Susan Quaggin (Northwestern University School of Medicine - Chicago, IL)

Dr. Warren Johnson (Eyewear Gallery - Memphis, TN)

Melissa Moore (Eyewear Gallery - Memphis, TN)

Dr. Susan Quaggin of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine discusses how the TEK gene affects the formation of Schlemm's canal in the development of primary congenital glaucoma.

Then, Eyewear Gallery's Dr. Warren Johnson and Melissa Moore return to talk about the importance of child vision screenings.

6/18/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, June 3, 2016

Doug Oliver's Story And The Or-Cam Product On June 4-5 Show

Doug Oliver (Nashville, TN)

Dr. Mark Mannis (University of California Davis Eye Center - Sacramento, CA)

Doug Oliver of Nashville discusses stem cell therapy that has helped him recover from an inherited form of macular degeneration and how he working with the U.S. Senate to craft legislation to lift barriers to continued stem cell research.

Then, the University of California Davis Eye Center's Dr. Mark Mannis explains Or-Cam, an artificial vision device that utilizes a smart camera, OCT software, and an earpiece.

6/4/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Uber's Legal Issues With Guide Dog Users And Comparing Avastin and Lucentis - May 21 & 22 Show

National Federation of the Blind (Baltimore, MD)

Dr. Maureen Maguire (University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA)
The NFB's Chris Danielsen goes over a lawsuit settlement between the ride-sharing service, Uber, and the NFB of California regarding riders, who use guide dogs.

Then, the University of Pennsylvania's Dr. Maureen Maguire explains a study that compares the effectiveness of Avastin and Lucentis and how often the two drugs should be administered.

5/21/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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