Better Vision Through Computer Algorithms?
Brian Barsky is a profession of computer and vision science and affiliate professor of optometry at UC Berkeley. Along with a team of colleagues from MIT, professor Barsky may have figured out a way to make computer monitors, smartphones, and touchscreens more accessible to those suffering from refractive disorders such as myopia and astigmatism.
Combining complex computer algorithms with physical changes on screens of various sizes, Barsky and his team were able to adjust displays for a range of vision disorders – allowing images to be brought into sharp focus for individual users. How soon this technology will be available to the general public has yet to be determined, but it may prove useful to the estimated three-quarters of the population who struggle when viewing electronic displays.
Permanent Vision Correction
It is important to remember that these screens may help improve images on computers and smartphones, but will not produce clear vision under any other circumstances. For clear and focused vision at all times, refractive errors must be corrected through surgical intervention.
Dallas eye surgeon Dr. Dain Brooks offers permanent vision correction with LASIK and PRK. If you are interested in learning more about these laser vision correction options, Dr. Brooks would be happy to meet with you for a comprehensive examination and full review of your options at our Plano, Texas office.
For more information about permanent vision correction, please contact Brooks Eye Associates today.