Thursday, November 10, 2011

3D Public Health Benefit Could Help Industry

3D Public Health Benefit Could Help Industry 

....T&T chucks ESPN 3D off its system. Discovery’s CEO says consumers are embracing 3D TV slower than expected.


Well, of course. Look what they say ...

It causes lightheadedness, nausea, confusion and worse. Pregnant women are at risk. Kids won’t be able to get into Harvard.

Check that: actually, 3D TV can be good for you. And media companies may be missing a marketing opportunity.....

....Dr. Michael Duenas, the Chief Public Health Officer at the AOA was there to say how 3D media can be an important tool in diagnosing an array of eye conditions.


“Without being aware of it, the 3D industry has actually created the world’s best vision screening,” he said in an interview later.

If a person doesn’t enjoy a 3D movie, Dr. Duenas said, it may not be because the characters or plot. Feelings of dizziness, other discomfort or trouble with depth perception could be due to a “binocular vision disorder,” which doesn’t allow “your eyes to capture images in the way your brain can put them together.”

Vision and eye problems may increase in high-tech classrooms

Vision and eye problems may increase in high-tech classrooms

 ...From 3-D imaging to smart boards and state-of-the-art computer applications, classrooms around the nation are becoming increasingly high-tech. While this technology appears to have a significant, positive effect on learning, exposure also increases the importance of proper vision care.

A survey by the American Optometric Association found that parents are concerned about the effect of all this technology on children. Fifty-three percent of respondents with children 18 or younger believe 3-D viewing is harmful to a child's vision or eye health, and 29 percent of parents feel very concerned that their child may experience permanent damage as a result of prolonged use of computers or hand-held electronic devices.....

Apps for Autism

Apps for Autism

Autistic people whose condition prevents them from speaking are making breakthroughs with the help of tablet computers and special applications that allow them to communicate, some for the first time. Lesley Stahl reports.

3D and Your Practice Webinar



If you are a member of the American Optometric Association and want to learn how 3D Movies, 3D Video Games, 3D Television and 3D in the Classroom affects your patients and the practice of optometry.....make sure you register for the AOA webinars on this topic.

This webinar features Drs. Michael Duenas, Geoffrey Goodfellow and Jim Sheedy. Dr. Duenas is the AOA's guru on Public Health Issues, Dr. Goodfellow is a faculty member at the Illinois College of Optometry/Illinois Eye Institute in the Pediatrics/Binocular Vision Service and president elect of the Illinois Optometric Association, and Dr. Sheedy is the former Dean of the Pacific University College of Optometry and is the head of the Vision Performance Institute and the 3D Optometric Practice in Oregon.

Click here to register for the Monday, December 5th 1PM EST Webinar.

Click here to register for the Wednesday, December 7th 1PM EST Webinar.

For more information on 3D please see:

3D Vision Syndrome: Vision Institute of Canada a Lecture by Dr. Dominick Maino
You Can Help Your Patients See 3-D! (An article by Dr. Dominick Maino)
Stop the Presses! 3D actually GOOD for children?

Len Scrogan- 3D in the Classroom
Vision therapy can help those unable to watch 3D





 






Len Scrogan- 3D in the Classroom

Len Scrogan- 3D in the Classroom



3D educational content should reach the highest most compelling level to engage our students in the learning process.

For more information read the American Optometric Association's

3D in the Classroom: See Well, Learn Well

Go to The College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the Optometric Extension Progam Foundation and/or the 3D Eye Health websites. DM

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fossil eyes show wraparound three-dimensional vision, half a billion years ago

Fossil eyes show wraparound three-dimensional vision, half a billion years ago

..Each of our eyes sees a slightly different view of the world, and our brain combines these signals into a single three-dimensional image. But this only works in one direction, because our eyes face straight ahead and their respective fields of vision only overlap in a narrow zone. But there was once a creature that had binocular vision in a massive arc around its body, not just in front but to the sides as well. It’s called Henningsmoenicaris scutula and it lived around half a billion years ago.....


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Long-Term Results of Botulinum Toxin-Augmented Medial Rectus Recessions for Large-Angle Infantile Esotropia.

Long-Term Results of Botulinum Toxin-Augmented Medial Rectus Recessions for Large-Angle Infantile Esotropia.

 Surgery was considered successful if the patients did not require additional horizontal strabismus surgery and had less than 10 PD of horizontal deviation.....Treatment was successful in 17of 23 patients (74%), with follow-up of 2 to 13 years (mean 6.6 years)....

College of Optometrists in Vision Development Grants Board Certification

College of Optometrists in Vision Development Grants Board Certification

Twenty-five optometrists completed the certification process and were inducted as Board Certified Fellows (FCOVD) of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and two optometrists were inducted as Board Certified Academic Fellows of COVD (FCOVD-A) at the COVD 41st Annual Meeting, October 29, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They are..... 

 

An X-chromosome-wide association study in autism families identifies TBL1X as a novel autism spectrum disorder candidate gene in males

An X-chromosome-wide association study in autism families identifies TBL1X as a novel autism spectrum disorder candidate gene in males


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder with a strong genetic component. The skewed prevalence toward males compared to females and evidence of suggestive linkage to the X chromosome in some studies suggest the presence of X-linked susceptibility genes for ASD. ....

Monday, November 7, 2011

Stop the Presses! 3D actually GOOD for children?


 

Stop the Presses! 3D actually GOOD for children?

....This should make some industry insiders very very happy. The American Optometric Association (AOA) is releasing a report called 3D in the Classroom subtitled “See Well, Learn Well”. (See the announcement by clicking here).

Contrary to recent gloom-and-doom reports about the perils of 3D—including headaches, nausea, and damage to the vision of young children—the AOA is asserting that its research shows not only does use of 3D significantly enhance learning in the classroom, it’s useful in early identification of vision problems for early intervention and treatment.....

 

Reducing Crowding by Weakening Inhibitory Lateral Interactions in the Periphery with Perceptual Learning

Reducing Crowding by Weakening Inhibitory Lateral Interactions in the Periphery with Perceptual Learning

....We investigated whether lateral masking in the near-periphery, due to inhibitory lateral interactions at an early level of central visual processing, could be weakened by perceptual learning and whether learning transferred to an untrained, higher-level lateral masking known as crowding. ..... These results have important implications for the rehabilitation of low-vision patients who must use peripheral vision to perform tasks, such as reading and refined figure-ground segmentation, which normal sighted subjects perform in the fovea. ....

 Comments: Full text article is available by clicking on the title above.  DM

Optometric Education Journal Now Online!

vol 37 #1 2011



 Check out all the articles including:
ASCOTech: Educator, Preceptor, Researcher, Author and . . . Techno-Geek!
Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A
Geoffrey W. Goodfellow, OD, FAAO




Study shows convergence insufficiency treatment improves performance

Study shows convergence insufficiency treatment improves performance 

 ....Significant improvements were found in academic behaviors and attention as a result of accommodative therapy for convergence insufficiency.

Eric Borsting, OD, MS, FAAO, FCOVD, reported at a press conference during Academy 2011 Boston that this pilot study, which was conducted under the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial, involved 45 children between 9 and 17 years old with symptoms of convergence insufficiency....

There's More to 3D than Meets the Eye

If you experience the 3D's of 3D Viewing: Discomfort, Dizziness and Lack of Depth...You need to remember the 4th D...Call Your Doctor of Optometry today to be evaluated and treated so that you can enjoy all that your vision gives to you.
To find a doctor that can help go to http://www.AOA.org today!
For additional information about binocular vision dysfunction and optometric vision therapy, go to
The Collge of Optometrists in Vision Development website at http://www.covd.org.


Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Journal in Clinical Neuroscience

The following new journal from Les Laboratoires Servier has been added to PubMed Central:

    Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience
    ISSN: 1294-8322  (print) 1958-5969 (electronic)
    Archive includes volume 1 (1999) to the current issue
    Note: There is no embargo delay for this journal.