Monday, October 21, 2013

When Smartphones Do a Doctor’s Job

I was recently interviewed and then quoted in an MIT Technology story...

".....After running into Pamplona at a conference last year, Dominick Maino, an optometrist based in Chicago, wrote a column in his industry’s newsletter telling colleagues it was time to “panic … just a little.”
Maino thinks Netra can “give a good prescription, most of the time.” But an optometrist—there are 40,000 in the U.S.—looks at your eye health overall and can deal with complex cases. “He wants to put much more power into the hands of the individual, which isn’t a bad thing,” Maino says of Pamplona. “But you can’t write the doctor out of the equation. There’s a lot more to a great pair of glasses than an objective measure of refraction.”....."  Click here for full story. DM

1 comment:

  1. I fail to see how a device can produce a 'good' refraction 'most of the time'.... If we were computers, then this might be accurate.


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