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CT Optician Helps Haitians See Clearly
Bruce Tucker (last row, center) with MATH health care workers in Hiati this past November. Just before Thanksgiving (Nov. 13-19), Connecticut Optician Bruce Tucker flew south. He went to Haiti as part of the Medical Aid to Haiti (MATH) program . The group s...

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British Health Services Paying for 10 Bionic Eyes
"The NHS [British version of the NIH] will pay for 10 blind patients to have ' bionic eyes' to help treat an inherited form of blindness," reports the BBC ."The bionic eye is a retinal implant which interprets images captured by a miniature video camera wor...

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Optical Researcher David Robinson Dies
"David A. Robinson, a founding member of Johns Hopkins University's Department of Biomedical Engineering and distinguished service professor emeritus of ophthalmology,
biomedical engineering, and neuroscience, died on Oct. 18. He was 92," according to a me...

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Dating Life Using the Eye Lens
"In an investigation recently published in Science , a team of researchers used radiocarbon dating to put together a timeline of the Greenland shark's lifespan," writes ARSTechnica . "Because Greenland sharks lack bones—they’re cartilaginous
fish—conventio...

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OpticalCEUs Succeeds Again!
Some twelve dozen opticians from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island attended OpticalCEUs Annual Fall Conference for continuing education in the Grand Pequot Ballroom, at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino on October 23. They picked the latest ideas in...

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Goodwin College's Ophthalmic Program Accredited
At the October 2, 2016 meeting, the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation (COA) approved accreditation for Goodwin College’s Ophthalmic Science Program. Maryann Santos, director of the Goodwin program, reported that it was found to be in compliance with th...

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OpticalCEU Speaker Joe Forte Earns His NCLE Masters
Joe Forte recently earned his NCLE Masters Certificate. The percussionist and the director of contact lens services for Greenwich Ophthalmology Associates, Greenwich, CT, has long served the education needs of opticians. He lectured at CUNY Tech, Vision Exp...
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