DR. CARL SENFT- TECHNOLOGY AND THE EYE

 
DR. SENFT GAVE A VERY INFORMATIVE TALK ON NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT IS  HELPING PEOPLE WITH LOW VISION.ELECTRONIC READERS SUCH AS THE IPAD AND KINDLE ALLOW READERS TO INCREASE THE PRINT SIZE, HAVE MESSAGES READ TO THEM, SEND TEXT MESSAGE BY VOICE COMMAND AND KNOW THE ICON THEY ARE SELECTING BY SOUND.  IN ADDITION, THE PRINT AND BACKGROUND CAN BE REVERSED TO WHITE ON BLACK FOR EASIER READING.  THERE ARE MANY ORGANIZATIONS THAT HELP PEOPLE WITH VISION IMPAIRMENT TO INCLUDE: AAO, LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL FEDERATION FOR THE BLIND AND PREVENT BLINDNESS AMERICA.  TODAY AN EYE TRANSPLANT IS NOT POSSIBLE DUE TO THE COMPLEXITY OF THE OPTIC NERVE, BUT THERE IS THE ARGUS II RETINAL IMPLANT THAT IS AN ELECTRONIC  CHIP FOR PEOPLE WITH MACULAR DEGENERATION.  SMART GLASSES- GOOGLE GLASS, META PRO AND GLASSUP HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED TO SEE INFORMATION IN THE GLASSES .  FOR MEDICAL INFORMATION IT IS BEST TO USE GOOGLE SCHOLAR TO SEARCH THE WEB AND FOR ACADEMIC INFORMATION REGARDING THE EYE, GO TO KELLOG.UMICH.EDU.