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September 2022 Eyes/Optics

Color Perception and the Brain

Color vision perception is an amazing and complex process involving the eye and the brain, and recently, researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have decoded brain maps of human color perception. The brain uses light signals detected by the retina’s cone photoreceptors as the building blocks for color perception. Three types of cone photoreceptors detect light over a range of wavelengths. The brain mixes and categorizes these signals to perceive color in a process that is not well understood. However, a recent study opens a window into how color processing is organized in the brain, and how the brain recognizes and groups colors in the environment.
September 2022 Education

IOT Announces Three Finalists for Optical’s Next Top Speaker Contest

After weeks of review, a few COVID delays, and much fanfare, IOT is delighted to announce the three finalists for its Optical’s Next Top Speaker contest. Moving forward are candidates Minerva Maldonado, Kai Rands, and Wesley Scott. The three finalists were each selected by an industry speaker and mentor who will work with them to develop and hone final presentations.
September 2022 Business

It’s Office Manager/Administrator Appreciation Month in October

CareCredit, a leading provider of promotional financing, is officially launching Office Manager/Administrator Appreciation Month on October 1, 2022. Providers, teams and especially office managers and administrators are invited to celebrate and recognize everything these #AwesomeOMAs do for their teams, patients and practices.
September 2022 Eyes/Optics

Pupillary Light Reflex May Indicate Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects  approximately one in 44 children. ASD is a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain. People with ASD often have problems with social communication and interaction, and restricted or repetitive behaviors or interests, characteristics that can make life very challenging. As with other developmental issues, early detection and intervention can make a lifetime of difference. Currently, the average age for ASD diagnosis is 4 years of age, but researchers at Washington State University may have a noninvasive way to detect ASD in children younger than 2 years. (Washington State University. "Eye test could screen children for autism, study finds." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 22 August 2022. < www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/08/220822091047.htm >.)
September 2022 Eyewear

Ultimate Partners

The key to a solid foundation in any relationship is a successful partnership. That partnership needs to be continuously nurtured and strengthened especially in the face of challenges that may arise. The 20/20 edit team relies on each other for mutual support and the creative exchange of ideas and insights, and in collaboration with our sales, marketing, production and creative services teams, we’re able to deliver our renowned content every month. Our success is also jointly attributed to our industry partners and our devoted readers, and we continue to cherish these partnerships. Once again, we dedicated our July/August double issue to what it takes and means to work together.
September 2022 Resources

Giving Back: What Opticians Are Doing

OAA's charitable arm, the Vision of Hope Foundation's program was developed in order to assist opticians who are looking for an opportunity to provide vision care to those less fortunate. The Foundation will partner with spectacle & lens manufacturers.
September 2022 Resources

IOT Free-Form Insights Part 28

Your laboratory is your most crucial vendor relationship. From my perspective, I observe how a lab can be an eyecare professional’s best ally. Because no matter how beautiful a frame is, if you can’t trust your laboratory to make a good pair of lenses, you won’t have a happy customer.

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Continuing Education

360 ° of Comfort™ – MySV™

Price: FREE
Credits: 1.00
Course sponsored by Hoya
CE - Opticianry Study Center

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