Eye Focus June 2017 - Page 18

INFORMATION, ASSISTANCE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS By Troy Patterson The computing power contained in today's smartphones offers a variety of options for optical professionals as well as patients with low or no vision. VisionSim, by the Braille Institute, is one of the best application's Robert Dalton has seen. Dalton, the executive director of the Opticians Association of Canada, says the application allows users to choose from a selection of eye diseases, read up on the associated symp- toms of the ailment and, for many, then choose a camera filter 'simulator' that shows an example of the progression of the eye condition using a touch slider. β€œAbsolutely it's an educational tool,” Dalton said during a break at the recent Inside Optics convention in Toronto. β€œI think it's more for consulting when you're talking with a patient and you're letting them know what's happening or what's going to happen. It's one thing to tell somebody you're going to lose your vision, it's another thing to show them.” VisionSim is available free on iPhone, iPad and Android applications. The Braille Institute also offers low vision apps such as Big Browser for ipad to allow low-vision users to more easily navigate the web. As well, they offer ViA (Visually Impaired Apps) for iPhone and iP …°‘•Ν₯Ή•ΡΌ‘•±ΐ‰±₯Ή…Ή±½ά΅Ω₯Ν₯½ΈΥΝ•ΙΜ)•…Ν₯±δΝ½ΙЁёɽ՝ Ρ‘”€Τΐΐ°ΐΐΐ΅Α±Ύ…ΑΆ₯ΈΡ‘”₯QΥΉ•Μ)MΡ½Ι”ΈQ‘”ΑΙ½Ι…΄₯́ΥΝ•ΡΌ±½…Ρ”…ΑΆё…Ёݕɔ‰Υ₯±Π)ΝΑ•₯™₯…±±δ™½ΘΩ₯ΝΥ…±±δ₯΅Α…₯Ι•ΥΝ•ΙΜ°½Θ…ΑΆё…Π)‘…ΑΑ•ΈΡΌΑΙ½Ω₯‘”™ΥΉΡ₯½Ή…±₯ΡδΥΝ•™Υ°ΡΌΡ‘₯́Α½ΑΥ±…Ρ₯½ΈΈ)=ΑΡ₯₯…ΉΜΝΝ½₯…Ρ₯½Έ½˜ …Ή…‘„ΜI½‰•ΙЁ…±Ρ½ΈΝ‘½έ́½™˜Ρ‘”)Y₯Ν₯½ΉM₯΄₯A……Αΐ°…Έ•‘Ս…Ρ₯½Ή…°Ρ½½°Ρ‘…Ё…ΈΝ‘½άΑ…Ρ₯•ΉΡ́ё”)ΑΙ½Ι•ΝΝ₯½Έ½˜„‘₯Ν•…Ν”Ρ‘ɽ՝ …՝΅•ΉΡ•Ι•…±₯ΡδΈ(Δΰe= ULπ)ΥΉ”₯₯Ρ…°€ΘΐΔά)=Ρ‘•ΘΙ½ΥΉ‘‰Ι•…­₯ΉœΡ•‘Ή½±½₯•Μέ•Ι”…±ΝΌ½Έ‘₯ΝΑ±…δ)…Ё%ΉΝ₯‘”=ΑΡ₯Μ°±₯­”Ρ‘”Ή•άQ½Ι½ΉΡΌ΅‰…Ν•MΑ•Νδέ•ˆ΄)‰…Ν•…ΑΐΡ‘…Ё½΅‰₯Ή•ΜΡ‘Ι•”΅‘₯΅•ΉΝ₯½Ή…°Α‘½Ρ½Ι…Α‘δ)έ₯Ρ Ρ‘Ι•”΅‘₯΅•ΉΝ₯½Ή…°ΑΙ₯ΉΡ₯Ήœ°ΡΌ½™™•Θ„Ή•άέ…δΡΌ)ΥΝΡ½΄™₯Ё±…ΝΝ•ΜΈ+Šq]”½™™•Θ½ΑΡ₯₯…ΉΜΡ‘”½ΑΡ₯½ΈΡΌ‘•Ν₯ΈΥΝΡ½΄°€Μ΅ΑΙ₯ΉΡ•)™Ι…΅•Μ‘•Ν₯Ή•½ΈΡ‘•₯ȁΑ…Ρ₯•ΉΠΜ€Μ΅₯΅…”³ŠtΝ…₯MΑ•ΝδΜ)Ν‘±•δ …ɉ䰁…‘‘₯ΉœΡ‘”Ρ•‘Ή½±½δ₯́…•ΝΝ₯‰±”