College Of Optometry, 2019 Nova Southeastern University
College Of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University
Health Professions Divisions Course Catalogs
No abstract provided.
Compliance And Appropriateness Of Driver Vision Regulations In Ireland, 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology
Compliance And Appropriateness Of Driver Vision Regulations In Ireland, Ciara Mchugh, Nabin Paudel, James Loughman, Matthew Sheehan
Driving is a highly complex task which relies heavily on vision for successful execution. There are currently 2,820,528 holders of driving licences in Ireland. Holders of a driving license must meet the standards for vision as set out by the Road Safety Authority Slainte agus Tiomáint document. Visual acuity and Visual Field measurements are specified as the minimum standard. If there is reason to believe that these measurements are inadequate, it is required that the subject undergo a more detailed examination. Currently, drivers must undergo a vision screening when applying for their first license, and additional vision screening ...
Tips For Allied Health Professionals To Successfully Engage With Research: A Commentary, 2018 Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital
Tips For Allied Health Professionals To Successfully Engage With Research: A Commentary, Siti Nurliyana Abdullah, Saravana Kumar
Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice
While allied health professionals are encouraged to engage with research, there are numerous challenges to do so in practice. In this commentary, we reflect on some of these challenges and provide some simple tips on strategies that can be used by allied health professionals to overcome these challenges. These tips may provide a starting point for allied health professionals to successfully engage with research.
The Role Of Tinted Lenses In The Perception Of Color Deficiency, 2018 Pacific University
The Role Of Tinted Lenses In The Perception Of Color Deficiency, Ahlam Alenazi
College of Optometry
Purpose: Many different approaches have been used to improve the color perception in patients with color deficiency. Currently, filters and tinted contact lenses are the most widely-available method to enhance color perception. Filters have been shown to help patients to pass pseudoisochromatic color tests, to better perform their daily activities, and enable them to better enjoy nature and art as well.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of monocular Neuchroma tinted lenses in improving the color perception for those with color vision deficiency. The specific combination of tints was selected to mimic the neutral (black) point ...
College Of Optometry Senior Awards Dinner Dance, 2018 Nova Southeastern University
College Of Optometry Senior Awards Dinner Dance, Nova Southeastern University
NSU Commencement Programs
No abstract provided.
Vision Therapy Rehabilitation Of Post-Concussion Visual Impairments, 2018 University of Wyoming
Vision Therapy Rehabilitation Of Post-Concussion Visual Impairments, Sarah Morton
Honors Theses AY 17/18
Concussion is a common, mild form of traumatic brain injury that is caused by blunt force trauma to the head. Concussion can be caused by a wide variety of situation, commonly sports collisions, automobile accidents, and falls. Signs of concussion include a loss of consciousness, temporary amnesia, and disorientation. Severe concussion can result in visual impairments such as blurred vision, light sensitivity, attention deficits, impaired memory, and double vision. Vision therapy can significantly or completely improve many of these visual impairments. Vision therapy is a series of procedures monitored by an optometrist that are designed to improve visual movements and ...
The Right Care, The Right Place, The Right Time: Emergency Department Avoidance Across The U.S., 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School
The Right Care, The Right Place, The Right Time: Emergency Department Avoidance Across The U.S., Jay Flanagan, Michael Steinkrauss
Commonwealth Medicine Publications
Optometrists across the country enrolled in the Southern New England Practice Transformation Network (SNE-PTN) have helped 22,765 patients avoid the Emergency Department, according to data reported from October 2017 through February 2018. That’s 4,445 patients per month who did not have to visit the Emergency Department because of SNE-PTN’s Emergency Department Avoidance initiative. SNE-PTN is led by the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UConn Health.
Proposing An Alternative: Analyzing Patient Perspective On Recycled Versus Ready-Made Glasses As A Global Refractive Error Solution, Sonam Narayan
College of Optometry
Purpose: Refractive error impairs a large percentage of the world population and many populations do not have access to eye health care services. VOSH groups visit these underserved areas providing comprehensive eye health care, including prescribing options for refractive error correction. This study analyzes two of those options, recycled and ready-made spectacles, and details patient preferences.
Methods: 94 patients volunteered to be part of a survey process, that had patients compare and select recycled or ready-made glasses as their preference in independent questions regarding better vision, comfort, style, and overall choice of spectacles to take home.
Results: Statistical analysis showed ...
Sne-Ptn Initiative Helps Optometrists Keep Thousands Of Patients Out Of The Emergency Department, 2018 Southern New England Practice Transformation Network
Sne-Ptn Initiative Helps Optometrists Keep Thousands Of Patients Out Of The Emergency Department, Jay Flanagan
Commonwealth Medicine Publications
It’s a common scenario: a patient injures his eye, self-refers to the Emergency Department, and receives treatment from a doctor who does not specialize in optometry. The result? Higher medical bills to address an ocular trauma that could have been successfully treated in an optometrist’s office.
The Southern New England Practice Transformation Network (SNE-PTN) led by the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UConn Health, is addressing this costly issue head on with its Emergency Department Avoidance initiative, and the results are astounding.
Parental Attitudes To Myopia: A Key Agent Of Change For Myopia Control?, 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology
Parental Attitudes To Myopia: A Key Agent Of Change For Myopia Control?, Saoirse Mccrann, Ian Flitcroft, Kevin Lalor, John S. Butler, Aaron Bush, James Loughman
With the increasing prevalence in myopia there is growing interest in active myopia prevention. This study aims to increase our understanding of parental attitudes to myopia development and control, as a means to inform future health planning and policy. It evaluates, for the first time, the attitude of parents to myopia and its associated risks, as well as assessing the exposure of Irish children to environmental factors that may influence their risk profile for myopia development.
Parents of 8–13 year old children in eight participating schools completed a questionnaire designed to assess their knowledge of and attitudes ...
Buddy Gets His First Pair Of Glasses, 2018 Pacific University
Buddy Gets His First Pair Of Glasses, Tawnya Pastuck, Hilary Webb
Bee Tree Books
Going to the eye doctor for the first time can be scary. That is why Buddy and his best friend Cody have shared their eye doctor adventure. While reading Buddy's book, children will be exposed to many common procedures and the positive outcome of getting an eye examination.
Student Handbook 2018-2019, 2018 Nova Southeastern University
Student Handbook 2018-2019, Nova Southeastern University
Health Professions Divisions Course Catalogs
No abstract provided.
Investigation Of Wavenumber Calibration For Raman Spectroscopy Using A Polymer Reference, 2018 National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Investigation Of Wavenumber Calibration For Raman Spectroscopy Using A Polymer Reference, Dongyue Liu, Hugh Byrne, Luke O'Neill, Bryan M. Hennelly
Raman spectroscopy is an optical technique that can be used to evaluate the biomolecular composition of tissue and cell samples in a real-time and non-invasive manner. Subtle differences between datasets of spectra obtained from related cell groups can be identified using multivariate statistical algorithms. Such techniques are highly sensitive to small errors, however, and, therefore, the classification sensitivity of Raman spectroscopy can be significantly impacted by miscalibration of the optical system due to small misalignments of the optical elements and/or variation in ambient temperature. Wavenumber calibration is often achieved by recording the spectrum from a wavenumber reference standard, such ...
A Comprehensive Experimental Study Of Whispering Gallery Modes In A Cylindrical Micro-Resonator Excited By A Tilted Fiber Taper, 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology
A Comprehensive Experimental Study Of Whispering Gallery Modes In A Cylindrical Micro-Resonator Excited By A Tilted Fiber Taper, Vishnan Kavungal, Gerald Farrell, Qiang Wu, Arun Mallik, Yuliya Semenova
Whispering gallery modes (WGMs) excitation in a cylindrical microresonator formed by a section of silica optical fiber has been studied. Evanescent light coupling into the microresonator is realized using a tapered optical fiber, fabricated by a microheater brushing technique. Several types of silica fibers with different diameters are studied as microresonators, and the influence of the resonator's diameter on the excitation of WGMs is investigated. The excitation of WGMs in a cylindrical fiber resonator were studied with changes to the tilt angle between the microcylinder and the fiber taper in the range of angles from a perpendicular position (0 ...
The Affordances Of Process-Tracing Technologies For Supporting L2 Writing Instruction, 2018 Iowa State University
The Affordances Of Process-Tracing Technologies For Supporting L2 Writing Instruction, Jim R. Ranalli, Hui-Hsien Feng, Evgeny Chukharev-Khudilaynen
The research literature on L2 writing processes contains a multitude of insights that could inform writing instruction, but writing teachers are constrained in their capacity to make use of these insights insofar as they lack detailed information about how their students’ actually engage in the processes of writing. At the same time, writing-process researchers have been using powerful technologies to trace writers’ process engagement—namely, keystroke-logging and eye-tracking—that are potentially applicable in educational settings. In this article, we describe a pilot effort to integrate these technologies into L2 writing instruction with college-level ESL students. In addition to illustrating three ...
Health Care Priorities In Developing Countries: A Systematic Review, 2018 James Madison University
Health Care Priorities In Developing Countries: A Systematic Review, Heather Mckay
Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current
Countries around the globe are struggling to find an affordable health care system. Developing countries have it particularly challenging with a lack of health care professionals and funding to spend on health care. This systematic review analyzes five developing countries’ (China, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Peru and Turkey) health care systems to find what is working well and what needs improvement. The main findings that these countries could adopt are requiring medical student graduates to do their residency in rural areas, giving more power of health care to local governments rather than the federal government, making insurance companies non-profit, and providing ...
Glaucoma Referral Refinement In Ireland: Managing The Sensitivity-Specificity Paradox In Optometric Practice, 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology
Glaucoma Referral Refinement In Ireland: Managing The Sensitivity-Specificity Paradox In Optometric Practice, Catriona Barrett, O'Brien Colm, James Loughman
Purpose: Glaucoma referral refinement (GRR) has pr ven a successful demand management strategy for glaucoma suspect cases in the United Kingdom (UK). A GRR clinic was established in Dublin, Ireland to investigate the clinical viability of this pathway outside the UK's National Health Service (NHS) structures, and away from the influence of National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance.
Expanding The Traditional Role Of Optometry: Current Practice Patterns And Attitudes To Enhanced Glaucoma Services In Ireland, 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology
Expanding The Traditional Role Of Optometry: Current Practice Patterns And Attitudes To Enhanced Glaucoma Services In Ireland, Catriona Barrett, James Loughman
Purpose: To investigate current diagnostic equipment availability and usage for glaucoma casefinding within community optometric practice, and to explore optometrists’ attitudes towards an enhanced scope of clinical practice. Methods: An anonymous survey was developed, validated, and distributed to all optometrists in Ireland. Results: 199 optometrists (27% of registrants) responded to the survey. 87% had access to the traditional triad of tests necessary to conduct adequate glaucoma case finding. Standard automated perimetry was the most commonly absent (13%) of the three essential screening tests. 64% of respondents indicated that monocular direct ophthalmoscopy was their first choice technique for fundus examination. 47 ...
Addressing Avoidable Vision Impairment In Mozambique And The Africa Region, 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Addressing Avoidable Vision Impairment In Mozambique And The Africa Region, Stephen Thompson, Kovin Naidoo, Joel Bambamba, Vanessa R. Moodley, Diane Van Staden, Amanda Forde, Kajal Shah, Luigi Bilotto, James Loughman
The Mozambique Eyecare Project was an international partnership to implement and research eye health education in Mozambique and the Africa region. An optometry degree was developed at Universidade Lúrio, Mozambique. In addition, existing eye health workers were upskilled with training. Researchers from various disciplines evaluated the project and its potential for impact on eye health in the region. The body of evidence generated from the research provides useful lessons for development programmes in general, as well as specific lessons for delivering eye health education and service delivery models for lowincome settings.
Development Of Sensitive Holographic Devices For Physiological Metal Ion Detection, 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology
Development Of Sensitive Holographic Devices For Physiological Metal Ion Detection, Sabad-E- Gul, Suzanne Martin, John Cassidy, Izabela Naydenova
The development of selective alkali metal ions sensors in particular is a subject of significant interest. In this respect, the level of blood electrolytes, particularly H+, Na+, K+ and Cl- , is widely used to monitor aberrant physiologies associated with pulmonary emphysema, acute and chronic renal failure, heart failure, diabetes. The sensors reported in this paper are created by holographic recording of surface relief structures in a self-processing photopolymer material. The structures are functionalized by ionophores dibenzo-18-crown-6 (DC) and tetraethyl 4-tert-butylcalixarene (TBC) in plasticised polyvinyl chloride (PVC) matrix. Interrogation of these structures by light allows indirect measurements of chemical ...