Fall meeting November 10, 2017

Karl Citek from Pacific University College of Optometry will give a talk titled “New Options for Refractive Surgery.” 

Are you near-sighted, far-sighted, slightly astigmatic, or even presbyopic? And thinking of refractive surgery? The number and types of surgical procedures have increased in recent years. Even older, now “traditional” techniques have been expanded and improved to allow correction of greater amounts and types of refractive errors. This presentation will discuss current and upcoming refractive surgery options, from corneal reshaping procedures, such as LASIK, PRK, and corneal cross-linking, to implants, such as phakic IOL and Kamra Inlay.

 ***In order to hold a meeting we need a minimum of 20 attendees. Due to scheduling conflicts we were unable to meet this threshold for October 6, 2017. We have postponed the meeting until Friday, November 10thPlease e-mail with your registration form on or before Wednesday, November 1st.

Thank you for your patience through this process.

2017 Pacific Northwest Optics Conference Saturday May 6, 2017 at the University of Oregon

FYI: https://blogs.uoregon.edu/osachapter/events/pnwoc/

The Pacific Northwest Optics Conference will be held on May 6, 2017 at the University of Oregon (UO), Eugene. This one day conference is hosted by the UO chapter of The Optical Society (OSA) along with the OSA Columbia Section and the Oregon State University OSA chapter. Industry and student talks will be coordinated to provide a comprehensive and well balanced program on the current optics research in the PNW. This meeting is a valuable opportunity to present research, share insights, and network with companies and graduate students. In addition, attendees have the chance to tour the Center for Advanced Materials Characterization in Oregon (CAMCOR) and research labs at the UO.

The first PNW Optics Conference was organized by the OSA Columbia Section and held at Oregon State University in May of 2016. Approximately 40 people attended the workshop that featured talks from UO and OSU graduate students, as well as industry talks from Columbia Gorge Research, LLC and Coherent Inc.

Register for PNW Optics Conference 2017
Registration is free and open to the optics community. If you have any questions please email the organizing committee at uoregon.osa@gmail.com.

You can find the full schedule here and the presentation abstracts here. Please see parking and directions below.

Achromatizing Len

Karl Citek has the following request.

I have a graduate student, Muteb Alanazi, alan0090@pacificu.edu, who needs a lens for his research that can neutralize the chromatic aberration of the eye. Several papers have been published over recent decades describing such lenses, but virtually all are custom jobs; Muteb actually received a quote of $20,000 from one manufacturer to create such a lens!

Would you be able to assist (at perhaps a more reasonable cost!) in any way? Please contact Muteb directly for details on what he needs and if you have any questions.

Many thanks,

Karl Citek, OD, PhD, FAAO
Diplomate, AAO PHEV Section
Professor of Optometry
Pacific University College of Optometry
2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116
vox: (503) 352-2126
fax: (503) 352-2929