Saturday, November 23, 2013

Ethnic Differences in Undercorrected Refractive Error in Asians

Ethnic Differences in Undercorrected Refractive Error in Asians

....The overall prevalence of undercorrected refractive error was highest in Indians (25.1%), followed by Malays (22.2%) and Chinese (19.7%). .... increasing age, Indian race, lower education level or poorer housing, having refractive errors, and not wearing optical corrections were significantly associated with increasing undercorrected refractive error...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Contact Lenses InfoGraphic!

It was all started by an Italian of course!

Apollo Chorus: Presents the Messiah!

Handel’s Messiah

The Apollo Chorus has been performing this glorious masterpiece for Chicago since 1879, a track record unmatched in the city of Chicago. The Chicago Tribune hailed last year's performance as a "venerable holiday tradition" performed with "an exultant spirit that came from the heart."  This year the chorus will be returning to the festive stage of Orchestra Hall as well as performing in the elegant Harris Theater for Music & Dance. Don't miss the opportunity to experience the power and passion of Messiah as you've never heard it before with Apollo's definitive performances.
Saturday, December 7, at 3:00 pm
Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago
Saturday, December 21, at 3:00 pm
Harris Theater for Music & Dance
205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago 

New Orleans songbird@ Filament Theatre!

The Filament Theatre Ensemble is presenting a one-night-only concert appearance by renowned New Orleans songbird Ingrid Lucia on Sunday, November 24 starting at 7pm at the Filament Theatre space. Admission is free of charge, with a $10 suggested donation welcome. The performance story of Ingrid Lucia begins with her father David Pearlman, aka “Poppa Neutrino”. A compadre and contemporary of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, et. al, he was one of the greatest manifestations of Kerouac’s “On The Road” ideal; an artist, adventurer, tinkerer, and all-around personality of unmatched wanderlust. The subject of a book (The Happiest Man In The World, Random House, 2007) and a 2005 article in The New Yorker, Pearlman formed a family band in the early ’80s with his wife and five children called the Flying Neutrinos. During much of this time their home life was spent traveling on a series of rafts built out of recycled junk, and performing for whoever would have them, before eventually settling, semi-permanently, in New Orleans. It was from this decidedly unusual environment that Ingrid Lucia’s musical career sprang forth. Though she started as a dancer, music quickly took over. She went to New York, bounced between record deals, came back to New Orleans, and re-immersed herself in the city’s music ... 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Visual Aids of the Past

Using 3D entertainment as a diagnosis tool

Using 3D entertainment as a diagnosis tool

...Lately 3D seems to be taking over our entertainment industries. And why wouldn’t it? There’s a great sense of wonder when viewing our favorite movies, television shows and video games in 3D.
Some jobs require the appreciation of 3D, and even classrooms are incorporating it into their daily work. Unfortunately, some people aren’t able to perceive depth in 3D, or three-dimensional, entertainment.....
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