Low Vision Researchers Receive RPB/CTAF Grant

Dr. Bradley Dougherty, assistant professor of optometry at The Ohio State University, received a $150,000 award from the Consumer Technology Association Foundation and Research to Prevent Blindness for his project, Evaluation of a Head-mounted Device for Reading and Wayfinding.

The Innovations in Technology Low Vision Research Award provides seed funding for innovative, cutting-edge, collaborative research that demonstrates out-of-the-box thinking and approaches that are mindful of the needs of low vision patients.

Dr. Dougherty will work with Dr. Greg Hopkins of The Ohio State University College of Optometry and Brad Henry of EduTechnologic, LLC to answer important questions that aid patients who suffer from vision loss navigate difficult environments and gain independence.