Could Google Glass Hurt Your Eyes? A Harvard Vision Scientist And Project Glass Advisor Responds

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Fateh notes that over the years researchers have documented problems associated with heads-up displays, including those used by military pilots. The problems include binocular rivalry, visual interference and phoria, a latent deviation or misalignment of the eyes that appears when both eyes are no longer looking at the same object. Steve Mann, a professor at the University of Toronto and one of the pioneers of heads-up display technology, has been wearing his own version of Google Glass for more than three decades. He echoes Fatehs concern about the risk of visual confusion. Mann said he personally experienced side effects like dizziness, confusion and flashbacks from wearing early versions of smart glasses that he designed himself.
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Pearle Vision Seeks Detroit Area Entrepreneurs To Own Neighborhood Eye Care Centers

23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –Pearle Vision, one of North America’s largest and most trusted licensed optical brands, announced today plans to convert 10 of its neighborhood eye care centers in the Greater Detroit area from company-owned to licensees. Pearle Vision is currently seeking qualified candidates who are interested in owning and operating their very own Pearle Vision to purchase existing locations for sale in the Detroit area. This is part of the company’s 2013 expansion plans to re-license 34 company-owned centers in 10 states. (Logo: ) “To date, we have re-licensed 17 neighborhood eye care centers in markets across the country, giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to own their own business,” said Srinivas Kumar, senior vice president and general manager, Pearle Vision. “Pearle Vision has a 50-year legacy of providing genuine eye care to our patients.
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American Academy of Ophthalmology Offers Guidance on the New Affordable Care Act Childhood Vision Care Benefit

Screening is crucial in facilitating the early detection and treatment of childhood vision impairments that may not be correctable later in life. It is a quick, efficient and cost-effective method to identify patients who have indications of a vision problem or a potential vision problem.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises parents to seek a comprehensive eye exam if: Their child fails a vision screening. Vision screening is inconclusive or cannot be performed. Referred by a pediatrician or school nurse. Their child has a vision complaint or observed abnormal visual behavior, or is at risk for developing eye problems. Children with medical conditions (e.g., Down syndrome, prematurity, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, neurofibromatosis) or a family history of amblyopia, strabismus, retinoblastoma, congenital cataracts or congenital glaucoma are at higher risk for developing pediatric eye problems. Their child has a learning disability, developmental delay, neuropsychological condition or behavioral issue.
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