Friday, December 16, 2016

Xen Glaucoma Treatment System and Bierley Products On Last 2016 Show

Dr. Alena Reznik (University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA)

MonoMouse (Bierley Associates - San Jose, CA)

ColorMouse (Bierley Associates - San Jose, CA)

KitchenMouse (Bierley Associates - San Jose, CA)

Maggie (Bierley Associates - San Jose, CA)

Dr. Alena Reznik of the University of Southern California's Roski Eye Institute explains the Xen Glaucoma Treatment System, which uses a gel stent to lower intraocular pressure.

Then, Ian Bierley of San Jose, California's Bierley Associates discusses the magnification products, MonoMouse, ColorMouse, KitchenMouse, and Maggie.

12/17/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, December 2, 2016

Eclectic Eye and Optimus Ride Driverless Vehicle on Dec.3-4 Show

Dr. Michael Weinberg (Eclectic Eye - Memphis, TN)

Jim Denham (Perkins School for the Blind - Watertown, MA)

Dr. Michael Weinberg of Eclectic Eye in Memphis talks about exams, screenings, and eyewear offered by the clinic's two area locations.

Then, Jim Denham of the Perkins School for the Blind discusses his experiences with a driverless prototype vehicle developed by a Massachusetts company called Optimus Ride.

12/3/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, November 18, 2016

ScripTalk, ScripView, ID Mate, and Mid-South Eye Bank on Nov. 19-20 Show

ScripView Station

ScripView Label

ID Mate Galaxy

Mid-South Eye Bank for Sight Restoration (Memphis, TN)

Sharla Glass of Envision America discusses ScripTalk talking prescription labels, ScripView large print prescription labels, and the ID Mate portable bar code scanner.

Then, executive director, April Ruleman, talks about the mission and history of the Mid-South Eye Bank for Sight Restoration.

11/19/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Dr. Emily Chew and Dr. Matthew Gardiner On November 12-13 Show

Dr. Emily Chew (National Eye Institute - Bethesda, MD)

Dr. Matthew Gardiner (Harvard Medical School - Boston, MA)

Dr. Emily Chew discusses new short videos about optical coherence tomography (OCT) being produced by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

Then, Harvard Medical School's Dr. Matthew Gardiner talks about how paintball can cause eye injuries, how those injuries are treated, and protective eyewear to prevent those injuries.

11/12/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Blaze ET/EZ, Penfriend2 Labeling System, and CyPass Micro-Stent On October 28-29 Show

Blaze ET 

Penfriend2 Labeling System

Dr. Steven Vold - Vold Vision (Fayetteville, AR)

Kathy Lamb of Nashville's AdaptiveWare tells us about the Blaze ET/Blaze EZ, which portable multi-players that are used for music, books, and reading text.  Lamb also goes over the Penfriend2  Labeling System.

Then, Dr. Steven Vold of Vold Vision in Fayetteville, Arkansas explains the CyPass Micro-Stent, which reduces intraocular pressure and decreases recovery time after glaucoma surgery.

10/29/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, October 14, 2016

AdaptDx and Muller Glia On October 15 - 16 Show

AdaptDx (Maculogix, Inc. - Middletown, PA)

Dr. David Calkins (Vanderbilt Eye Institute - Nashville, TN)

Dr. Ed Paul of Wilmington, North Carolina's Paul Vision Institute discusses the AdaptDx device, which measures the eye's dark adaptation function.

Then, Vanderbilt Eye Institute's Dr. David Calkins explains how Muller glia in zebrafish can promote retinal regeneration and how researchers are the process can be replicated in mice.

10/15/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, September 30, 2016

Rainbow II Color Reader and SeeBoost Featured on First October Show

Rainbow II Color Reader (Edmondson Engineering - Desert Hot Springs, CA)

SeeBoost (Evergaze LLC - Richardson, TX)

Pamela and Charles Edmondson of Edmondson Engineering explain how the color identifying device, called the Rainbow II Color Reader works.

Then, Pat Antaki and Ronnie Dunn of Evergaze LLC talk about SeeBoost, which consists of prescription glasses with a monocular electronic vision augmentation system permanently attached to one lens.

10/1/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Monday, September 19, 2016

SimVis and Protective Sports Eyewear On Second September Show

Dr. Susana Marcos (Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab - Madrid, Spain)

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

CPO Melissa Moore (Eyewear Gallery - Memphis, TN)

Dr. Susana Marcos of Madrid, Spain's Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab discusses SimVis, which simulates how vision will look through lenses to patients before they are implanted.

Then, frequent guests, Dr. Warren Johnson and CPO Melissa Moore of Eyewear Gallery of Memphis return to discuss the importance of wearing of protective sports eyewear for athletic activity.

9/10/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, September 2, 2016

Dr. Dennis Mathews and Mark Armstrong On Labor Day Weekend Show

Dr. Dennis Mathews (Eye Specialty Group - Memphis metro area, TN and MS)

Mike Armstrong (Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired - Phoenix, AZ)

Dr. Dennis Mathews of Memphis's Eye Specialty Group explains the fields of neuro-optometry and medical glaucoma.

Then, Mike Armstrong of the Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired discusses hiking expeditions of the Grand Canyon involving those with visual impairment.

9/3/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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)

Friday, May 6, 2016

Drooping Eyelids and Human Plus Lab On Mother's Day Weekend Show

Dr. Brian Fowler (Hamilton Eye Institute - Memphis, TN)

Eelke Folmer (University of Nevada - Reno - Reno, NV)

Dr. Brian Fowler of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Hamilton Eye Institute in Memphis discusses how drooping eyelids can affect vision.

Also, Eelke Fowler of the University of Nevada-Reno explains scientific innovations at the Human Plus Lab that aim to get those with visual impairment more physically active.

5/7/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, April 22, 2016

Grapes For The Eyes and Eye Allergies On April 23 - 24 Show

Dr. Abigail Hackam (Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - Miami, Fla.)

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

The University of Miami Bascom Palmer Eye Institute's Dr. Abigail Hackam explains how grapes contain antioxidants that may hold the key to better retinal health.

Then, frequent guest Dr. Warren Johnson of Eyewear Gallery in Memphis discusses eye allergies and what to do to treat them.

4/23/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, April 1, 2016

NFBEI's Terry Smith and NASA's Dr. Scott Smith On April 2 - 3 Show

Terry Smith (National Federation of the Blind Blind Entrepreneurs Initiative)

Dr. Scott Smith (NASA Johnson Space Center - Houston, TX)

The NFB's Terry Smith explains the three focus areas of the National Federation of the Blind's Blind Entrepreneurs Initiative.

Then, NASA's Dr. Scott Smith discusses a genetic link between astronauts and vision problems in space.

4/2/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, March 18, 2016

Dolphin's SuperNova Line of Magnifiers With Jeff Bazer On March 19 Show

SuperNova Magnifier (Dolphin Assistive Technology)

Jeff Bazer of Dolphin Assistive Technology explains the features of Dolphin's SuperNova line of magnifiers, which includes models with speech output and screen reading capabilities.

3/19/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, March 11, 2016

Dr. Paul Sternberg of Vanderbilt On Preferred Practice Patterns For AMD

Dr. Paul Sternberg (Vanderbilt Eye Institute - Nashville, Tenn.)

Dr. Paul Sternberg of Vanderbilt Eye Institute discusses the preferred practice patterns in treating age-related macular degeneration and the effectiveness of certain drugs in treating the disease.

3/12/2015 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, March 4, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Zocular Products, Keratoconus Associations, MDC and ViOP Accessibility

Dr. Peter Pham (Founder and CEO, Okra Limited)

Dr. Maria Woodward (Univ. of Mich. Kellogg Eye Center - Ann Arbor)

William Reuschel (AFB Tech - Huntington, West Virginia)
Dr. Peter Pham, founder and CEO of Okra Limited, discusses Zocular eyelid cleansing products, which treat the eye condition, known as "dry eye".

Dr. Maria Woodward of the University of Michigan's Kellogg Eye Center goes over a study that associates certain population groups and diseases with a greater risk for developing keratoconus, which is thinning of the cornea.

William Reuschel of AFB Tech in Huntington, West Virginia, talks about an accessibility study regarding multifunctional document centers and voice over IP systems.

2/13/2016 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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