Nice to see, as reported this week on the front page of The Baltimore Sun, that the internationally renowned Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins is undertaking a large study on vision and learning. Hopkins appears poised to demonstrate that visual deficiencies can hamper educational performance. I’ll take the point of personal privilege here, having been in practice for 38 years, to note how refreshing it is to see ophthalmologists embrace this position. Aside from the article in the Sun, background information on the Hopkins initiative can be found here.
More sunshine came this week in the form of a CBS-TV news segment featuring the CITT-ART. Particularly if you’re located in a region that is accessible to the one of the eight national CITT-ART centers, please consider supporting the recruitment efforts of this crucial multi-center, NEI funded study that is a cooperative venture between Optometry and Ophthalmology.