Envision Glasses – a different take on a sight impairment wearable (part 1)

In recent issues we reviewed the OrCam MyEye Pro, a glasses mounted mobile device that can assist sight impaired users. This time we are taking a look at the Envision Glasses, a comparable device that takes a different approach. The...

Virtual reality pupil assessment software

For Oct/Nov 2021 we review a virtual reality (VR) solution for training and assessing pupil function. Different types of VR exist, and the application described here is used on the Oculus Quest or Pico headsets. The user wears a headset...

OrCam MyEye – innovative sight assistance (Part 2)

Following on from Part 1 of this topic, we will cover the remaining features, pricing and support of the OrCam MyEye. Facial and person identification The MyEye Pro can be taught to recognise up to 150 individuals (or 75 if...

OrCam MyEye – innovative sight assistance (Part 1)

For Jun/Jul 20201 and Aug/Sep 2021 we have a two-part review (see Part 2 here) of an innovative piece of sight impairment technology. The device is called a MyEye, made by OrCam. I was given the opportunity to use the...

COMPlog – Electronic visual lane software

COMPlog is software designed to replace physical Snellen and LogMAR charts. We have been using COMPlog since 2017 in the unit where I work. Some readers may find our experience, and reasons for choosing this product, interesting. This article is...

The flexibility of virtual clinics

Virtual clinics in ophthalmology are typically associated with glaucoma and medical retina, where they are now a well-established part of the landscape. The availability of an ophthalmic electronic patient record (EPR) makes the deployment and management of virtual clinics much...

Transferring imaging from primary to secondary care (part 2)

Transferring clinical imaging from high street optometrists to secondary care is an increasingly requested option, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. A wide variety of solutions exist to allow this, each with their own merits and shortcomings. In...

Transferring imaging from primary to secondary care (part 1)

Transferring clinical imaging from high street optometrists to secondary care is an increasingly requested option, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. A wide variety of solutions exist to allow this, each with their own merits and shortcomings. For...

Video consultations after COVID-19

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, video consultations (VC) in eye care have been adopted in some regions and hospitals as a way of replacing some face to face ophthalmic consultations. I would like to use this column to...

App and web service recommendations

This article offers some app and web service suggestions. A few are new and others well established, but all offer useful features. Messaging for teams Many businesses provide their employees with instant messaging services to allow calling, messaging and collaboration....

A connected workplace – Part 1

Losing services to external providers is an increasingly common challenge for traditional NHS eye care providers. The external providers tend to have a well connected IT infrastructure, allowing sharing of patient records and imaging data between their different facilities. Working...

Meltdown, Spectre, Flying Hospitals and Spy Cams

iPhone slowdown In early 2018 users discovered that Apple was slowing down older iPhones intentionally. The reported reason was to prolong the usable battery life. These changes were made without the knowledge or consent of owners. Unsurprisingly, a community backlash...

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