News Blinks — September 23, 2016

 News Blinks — September 23, 2016

Here’s a quick look at some industry news you may have missed this week.

  • Cambridge Consultants has released a low-cost and user-friendly method of diagnosing and monitoring glaucoma in an effort to slow its progression through early intervention and treatment.
  • Research from the University of Washington School of Medicine has found about 90 percent of the U.S. Medicare population lives within 15 minutes of an optometrist and 30 minutes of an ophthalmologist.
  • A recent study in JAMA Ophthalmology has found that young children are the highest-risk group when it comes to ocular chemical injuries.
  • Neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins University have found that the brain network behind solving math problems is the same in both those who are blind and sighted.
  • Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur are reportedly looking to use nanoparticles from discarded cataract-impaired lenses as a method of drug delivery.
  • Researchers at Trinity College Dublin are working to solve the current shortage of corneal donor tissue by using nanofibers to replicate corneal fibers.
  • The three winners of the 2016 Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award were recently announced for their work on helping to fight vision disorders by means of neurological therapies.
  • Mykita has opened its newest shop in Los Angeles, located on the ground floor of the Eastern Columbia Building. The company is marking the occasion with a special edition frame — the MIKI + SHADES set is a classic, round aviator with an acetate front and tailored sunglass clip-on made of stainless steel.
  • ABB Optical Group is supporting this year's World Sight Day by donating a portion of its Digital Eye Lab sales to Optometry Giving Sight during the month of September through October 13, 2016.
  • Safilo Group recently announced a new licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of the Moschino and Love Moschino collections of optical frames and sunwear.
  • MacPractice recently reported that its Patient Check In, Clipboard and iEHR native apps for iPad are now compatible with iOS X.
  • Orbit Research and the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) recently introduced Graphiti as the world's first affordable tactile graphics display.
  • Two women from Oxford, Miss. have developed a new product called Neckglasses — readers designed to look like necklaces.
  • A Chicago eyewear maker has designed Reflectacles — a line of reflective eyewear that can offer increased safety for those who bike and walk at night.
  • Delcath Systems, Inc. recently provided a grant to the Ocular Melanoma Foundation (OMF) to support its 6th annual Eye Am Not Alone patient education retreat held earlier this month in Miami at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
  • A leading manufacturer of smart glasses believes they will become just as popular as smartphones and laptops within the next 10 years.
  • Midwest-based International Eyecare Center has reportedly been awarded by OD Excellence with its National Award of Excellence for their clinical performance and continued efforts to provide excellent patient care.
  • The Ophthalmology Clinic and Refractive Surgery Center at Naval Hospital Bremerton recently invited a number of military optometrists to attend their Refractive Surgery Day, showcasing surgical competencies and services through seven PRK and two LASIK surgeries performed that day.
  • And a new study says that the large amount of time that doctors spend on electronic health records and other clerical duties may be a cause of burnout.  
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