Distinguished Lecture: Joshua Silver on corrective eye wear for the developing world

  • February 25, 2010

Silver glassesProfessor Joshua Silver gave his Gates Scholars Distinguished Lecture – entitled ‘How we do we really bring vision corrective to those that need it in the developing world?’ – at the Cambridge Union Society on 3 February 2010.

Joshua Silver is an atomic physicist and Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford. He became interested in the emerging area of adaptive optics in the mid-1980s. After considering the way our eye-brain adaptive optical system works, Silver suggested that self-refraction with suitable adaptive lens eyeglasses could be a useful procedure for correcting refractive error, after trying such a procedure on himself.

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