“It is the most exciting idea I ‘ve heard in years and itcould totally change opthalomology,” said Dr. Stephen J. Ryan, president of DohenyEye Institute and a resident of San Marino. He was guest speaker at theLuminaires luncheon meeting May 13th at the Valley Hunt Club.
Ryan is thefounding President of the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR)and is Home Secretary of the Institute of Medicine of The NationalAcademy of Sciences.
Ryanexplained the revolutionary idea being developed at Doheny, that instead ofhaving to go back and forth to see an ophthalmologist or go to an office for scheduledtests you would just look into a set of binoculars, then data would betransmitted electronically to a physician who would be able to interpret that data..He said” Now you can go into a pharmacy or places where you can put out yourarm to check your blood pressure or have your pulse checked, etc. Wouldn’t itbe great if you could have your vision checked and screened in a similar way soyou didn’t need to go the doctor or technician?”
Heillustrated this concept with an iphone. Holding it up, he touched an icon thatmight check your vision, touched another one that might do a retinaexamination, touch another that could do a muscle balance test, all the whilelooking into the binoculars.
At theconclusion of his talk a check for over $83,000 was presented to Dr. Ryan.
New membersinclude San Marino residents Mrs. George Good, Mrs. Fritz Seitz, Mrs. Marvin Solomonand Mrs. Billie Youngblood-Knolle, Pasadenaresidents Mrs. Willis Blakeslee, and Ms. Shirley Goldsmith and from Arcadia Mrs.Joseph Sposato and Mrs. Gregory Jennings, a Los Angeles resident.
PresidentBarbara Heublein handed over the gavel to incoming president Lucy Hilands of San Marinoas the new board for 2010-11 was presented.
Incomingofficers are: President, Mrs. James H. Hilands (San Marino); Vice President,Mrs. Lynn Reitnouer (San Marino); Recording Secretary, Mrs. Hamilton Kelley (Pasadena);Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Granvillle Thurman (South Pasadena); Treasurer, Mrs. Charles Crowley (Pasadena);Assistant Treasurer, Mrs. Edward Wopschall (La Canada). Historian, Mrs. VirginiaBarger (San Marino); Hospitality, Mrs. Eugene Bell (San Marino), Mrs. AustinHathaway (San Marino); Membership, Mrs. George Thomas (Glendale), Mrs. AustinSmith (South Pasadena); Newsletter, Mrs. Herbert Hezlep (San Marino);Nominating, Mrs. William Still (Pasadena); Parliamentarian, Mrs. Charles Malouf(Pasadena); Public Relations, Mrs Richard Cooper (San Marino); Roster, Mrs.Edward Teal (LosAngeles); Ways & Means, Mrs. Carl Hulick (Pasadena), Mrs. Charlotte Acret; four Membersat Large plus Past President Heublein.
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